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Snow Pack Remains at Record Low

BEND, OR -- The latest snow pack reports continue to show dismal conditions. Snow pack is just 10% of normal, and most places, except at the highest elevations, have no snow, at all.


Hydrologist Julie Koeberle tells KBND News, "Throughout the whole state, we saw record low levels in our snow pack. We haven't seen a snow pack this low, the last time was 2005, but this one has trumped that year, actually." Across the state, levels range from zero snow in the Klamath Basin to 16% of normal in northeastern Oregon.


Koeberle says this week's rain is welcomed. "Anytime we get spring precipitation, even though we don't have much left, or anything left of snow pack, really, it helps. It'll delay irrigation while it's raining and so, from rainfall will delay irrigation and it will help."


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