Oregon snowpack at 138 percent of normal

SALEM — December snow and cold has brought Oregon's snowpack up to 138 percent of normal.

The Statesman Journal reports that at this time last year, the snowpack was 53 percent of normal. This winter's snowpack is actually higher than at any time last year.

A hydrologist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says fall and early winter precipitation has started to fill reservoirs across Oregon that were depleted from last year's drought conditions.

But it's too early to declare an end to the drought in eastern Oregon.

Most reservoirs in Oregon are still below normal, except for the Willamette basin.


Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com

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