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Wyo. snowpack still down but slowly growing

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm •  Published: February 11, 2013

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming's snowpack is slowly growing.

The statewide snowpack was 84 percent of average on Monday, up from 82 percent last week and 76 percent at the start of the month. Lee Hackleman of the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Casper said the weekend storm increased the snowpack in the southern part of Wyoming significantly.

The National Weather Service said about 20 inches fell in Sinks Canyon south of Lander over the weekend. Casper Mountain got 14.5 inches of snow.

A year ago, Wyoming's median snowpack was 107 percent of average but on the decline.

This week's snowpack figures range from a low of 51 percent of average in the South Platte basin to a high of 98 percent in the Yellowstone basin.