Classifieds Business Directory Jobs Real Estate Autos Legal Notices ePubs Subscribe Archives
Today is October 13, 2015
home newssports feature opinion fyi society obits multimedia

Front Page » November 4, 2004 » Local News » Snow begins to stick in the high country
Published 3,995 days ago

Snow begins to stick in the high country

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

This was the scene from the boat ramp on Madsen Bay early last Friday morning after a storm went through and dumped about an inch of snow on the Scofield Reservoir area. According to a report Phil Palmer, the district manager of the Price River Water Improvement District, gave to the PRWID board on Tuesday evening, the wet weather in the last couple of weeks has changed the water situation a great deal. The reservoir actually rose during the storms from a low of 7588.75 to 7589.5, or three-quarters of a foot. While it is still very early in the season the Mammoth-Cottonwood snow pack is 309 percent of normal and the precipitation in the same area is 225 percent of normal. In the White River drainage the snow pack is 467 percent of normal with precipitation that has run at 290 percent. October is the beginning of the water year, so these figures are early in that period, but the moisture levels in the soil are an advantage to any precipitation that falls later because the dirt is so saturated that the water will run off rather than soak in. It is particularly good for snow pack. Palmer reported that presently there are 4,220 acre feet of usable water in the 60 year old reservoir.

Print PageEmail PageShareGet Reprints

Top of Page

Local News  
November 4, 2004
Recent Local News
Quick Links
Subscribe via RSS
Related Articles  
Related Stories

Best viewed with Firefox
Get Firefox

© Sun Advocate, 2000-2013. All rights reserved. All material found on this website, unless otherwise specified, is copyright and may not be reproduced without the explicit written permission from the publisher of the Sun Advocate.
Legal Notices & Terms of Use    Privacy Policy    Advertising Info    FAQ    Contact Us
  RSS Feeds    News on Your Site    Staff Information    Submitting Content    About Us