Snowpack second lowest in state

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    Staff Writer

    Colorado SNOTEL issued an updated snowpack report for the state on May 13. According to that report, the region including the San Juan, Animas, Dolores and San Miguel rivers is sitting at 75 percent median snowpack, the second lowest snowpack percentage in the state.

    The Upper Rio Grande region to the east, which includes the San Luis Valley, is sitting at 56 percent median snowpack, currently the lowest snowpack percentage in the state.

    As a whole, Colorado is reporting 120 percent snowpack, mostly attributed to the heavy snowfall in the northern regions of the state.

    For more detailed information about regional reservoirs, snowpack and water forecasts, visit www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Colorado/colorado.html.