Snowpack levels in Utah much better so far than last year

PROVO, Utah (AP) — Officials say the snowpack levels in Utah’s mountains are about double what they were at the same time last year.

Last year was a bad year for the snowpack, leaving the state’s reservoirs low in the summer.

The Daily Herald in Provo reports that hydrologist Troy Brosten that the snowpack in the Provo and Jordan river basins are on par with the 30-year average. Brosten in the Snow Survey office in Salt Lake City for the U.S. government’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Brosten cautioned that it’s still early in the winter and that the state needs more snow to ensure the reservoirs have sufficient water in the summer.

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