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It’s June and Colorado’s snowpack is 437% of normal: What that means for flood season

It’s June and Colorado’s snowpack is 437% of normal: What that means for flood season

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The calendar turned to June on Saturday and our statewide snowpack was 437% of normal, with highs peaking at 768% in the San Juan Mountains, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The heavy snowfall this year has been a good thing for skiing (with Arapahoe Basin still open) and the drought conditions – all of Colorado was drought-free as of this week. But heading into summer, the snowpack is likely to result in some flooding, according to the Colorado Water Conservation Board, which released a report this week on the outlook for snowmelt flood conditions. Here’s what to watch for as we should start to see an uptick in snow runoff.
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