Wyoming Snowpack Rises To 92%
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's snowpack is improving.
This week's figures put the statewide snowpack at 92 percent of average, up from 78 percent a week ago. The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the snowpack in all of Wyoming's basins improved. The snowpack in the Upper Green Basin rose 31 percent.
Last year at this time, the statewide snowpack was 120 percent of average.
The new snow has elevated the threat of avalanches in parts of the mountains.
The avalanche danger remained high in the Tetons, the Salt and Greys area as well as in the Medicine Bow National Forest on Tuesday. The threat was rated as moderate in the Continental Divide/Togwotee (TOH'-go-tee) Pass area.