February Storms Save Northern Utah Snowpack

Published on March 07, 2014 at 10:26AM

Four storms that swept through northern Utah in February has built the regions snow pack to above average levels. Jordan Clayton, a hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, said wet storms left northern Utah at normal or near normal in most locations, pumping up thirsty snowpacks from levels that were hovering in the 70 to 75 percent range. Clayton said that February precipitation across the state was 130 percent of average, generally delivering snow at elevations of 7,500 feet and above and saturating hillsides.