June 13, 2012--Local snowpack hits 0 percent of average (Telluride Daily Planet)

Snowpack in the Telluride region is all but gone, and  summer conditions could set records in terms of dryness. Snowpack levels as of June 1 are at 0 percent of average. This is the first time since 2002 that such low levels have been recorded in the San Juan, Animas, Dolores and San Miguel River Basins. The low levels are a result of warm, dry conditions this spring.  Colorado as a whole is experiencing dry conditions with statewide snowpack at around 2 percent of average, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The NRCS is predicting stream flows for western Colorado to be around or less than 25 percent of average for the rest of June.

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