White River Watershed snow still above normal

RBC — The second snow survey of winter on the Upper White River Watershed was completed on Feb. 26. The White River snow pack water equivalent (snow moisture) is presently 7 percent above last year at this time.

2009 begins with wet month

RBC — Precipitation in January at the plant center measured 1.45 inches and includes 14.5 inches of snow.

White River survey shows increased moisture over ’08

RBC — The first snow survey of winter on the Upper White River Watershed was completed on Jan. 29.

’08 precipitation falls slightly below average

RBC — Precipitation at the plant center recently measured 1.56 inches and included 14.0 inches of snow.

Precipitation below average

Precipitation below average MEEKER — Precipitation at the plant center in November measured only 0.90 inch and includes 8.0 inches of snow.

October rainfall falls well below average month

MEEKER — October precipitation at the plant center measured only 0.57 inch and was substantially below the longtime average of 1.49 inches.

August precipitation still below average

MEEKER — August precipitation at the plant center measured only 1.61 inches and was below the longtime average of 1.82 inches.

Weather helps stop Jordan Fire

MEEKER — Rain, clouds, lower temperatures and higher humidity over the Jordan Fire has effectively stopped fire spread as of Aug. 31. The fire is located seven miles northwest of Meeker in the Windy Gulch Wilderness Study Area.

February wetter than average

MEEKER — February precipitation at the plant center measured 1.18 inches and included 14.5 inches of snow.

No surprise: Moisture levels up

Special to the Herald Times RBC — The second snow survey of the winter was conducted Feb. 29 at the four snow survey sites in the upper White River Basin. The White River snow pack water equivalent (snow moisture) is 22 percent above last year at this time.