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Drought Over ?
« on: April 24, 2008, 03:50:14 AM »
West’s snowy winter will help....Lots of frozen water up in mountains — thanks to jet stream 'on steroids'
Across the West this spring, the picture is similar, with abundant mountain snow in most areas promising runoff that will provide a break from the drought that has sporadically parched the region since late 1999.
The Colorado mountains are poised to unleash more runoff than they have in 11 years. Streams in Washington and Oregon are forecast to carry up to 50 percent more water than usual. Lake Powell, stretching more than 100 miles across Utah and Arizona, is expected to rise 50 feet from its current depleted state. read more

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