Storms greatly enhance struggling snowpack

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) _ Spring snowstorms over the last two weeks have boosted Wyoming's mountain snowpack to near normal levels, especially in areas that saw skimpy snowfall during the winter.

Storms this week and last week each dumped up to 3 feet of snow in the mountains of central and southern Wyoming.

Ken Von Buettner of the Natural Resources Conservation Service says the storms went a long way to helping alleviate the drought conditions that began last year.

Von Buettner says the Upper and Lower North Platte, Upper Green, Laramie and Wind River basins benefited from the storms. The Upper North Platte is now at 92% of normal and the Lower North Platte is at 88%.

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