CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's mountain snowpack is hanging on a little bit better than it did at this time last year.

The federal Natural Resources Conservation Service reports that the state's snowpack is down to 56 percent of normal this week.

At this time last year, when the state was in a drought, the snowpack was down to 43 percent of normal.

Wyoming relies heavily on its mountain snowpack to supply its drinking and irrigation water needs for the year.