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The recent winter blast has improved the snow pack in the Cascades. Jon Lea, Snow Survey Supervisor with the Department of Agriculture says things look pretty good: "The snowstorm is just what the snowpack is needed, a little bit of a boost after some very spring like weather that we're having and enjoying all of February. We saw some snowpack increases that were quite substantial from the 14th through about the 17th. And in the Deschutes, are actually had a 10% increase. So it went from like 76% of average to about 86% of average." Lea says the snowpack is still behind where it should be at this time, but this weekend’s storm will help get those levels up. He says they measure the snowpack about once a month, but they have telemetry that gives them some hourly reports at fixed stations. You can see that data for yourself on their website. We have a link at KBND.com.

 

 

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