Thanks to Snowfall the Drought is Over for 2016
The drought of 2015 was catastrophic for Washington state last year. The ski resorts had no snow, the crops were thirsty and our lawns were dead and lets not forget about all the wild fires! Good news, it appears all that is over with for 2016!
Here's a few snippets from the Natural Resource Conservation Service of Washington's press release:
Even with slightly above normal temperatures, Mother Nature built upon on an already substantial snowpack in Washington State throughout the month of January. Water year precipitation also remains well above normal for the state.
“With 70 percent of our typical winter already past, the rest will be a coast as long as the temperatures don’t elevate to the point to cause snowmelt. We would rather save that for late March and into April,” said NRCS Water Supply Specialist, Scott Pattee.