2,500% Of Normal

Truchas Peaks

The Pecos River Basin in New Mexico, where I used to work as a wilderness ranger, has 2,480% of normal snowpack.

https://wrcc.dri.edu/snotelanom/snotelbasin

I’m expecting to see significant flooding in Colorado, if it ever warms up.

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7 Responses to 2,500% Of Normal

  1. neal s says:

    And if it doesn’t warm up, there could be the beginnings of some new glaciers.

  2. etudiant says:

    Wonder whether some of the expected excess runoff could be used to replenish the Salton Sea, which is slowly drying out.
    There is an ecosystem there that is failing for lack of water. Where are the activists?

    • R Shearer says:

      The Salton Sea was an accidental creation of canal engineers in 1905. They simply meant to boost water flow to irrigation canals.

  3. Psalmon says:

    On the Colorado River side of the Rockies most of the two thirds of the original snowpack is still hanging on.

    Runoff forecast to be in top 12-15 over last 55 years…

  4. Disillusioned says:

    Ayup. I have friends who are expecting flooding.

    This is what AGW-caused “desertification” looks like…. NOT.

  5. Cary Morris says:

    That’s a lot of water. How long can you tread water?

  6. Skip Reith says:

    I went to

    https://wrcc.dri.edu/snotelanom/snotelbasin

    And did an analysis of all of the locations (116) that had data. The average snowpack for those regions is 109″. This year, the average is over 520″ – 4.8 times more snow and rain than usual.

    If this is a drought, I would hate to see a wet season.

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