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Recent Oregon Storms Bring Improvement To Snowpack, Water Supply

Zach Urness/Statesman Journal
Snow blankets Detroit, Oregon, on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018.

What a difference two weeks makes.

The assault of cold weather and snow brought major improvement to Oregon’s snowpack and water supply after earlier concerns about drought.

On Feb. 15, in the midst of one of the warmest winters on record, spring flowers were blooming and many ski areas were barely able to operate.

But two weeks of winter storms doubled snowpack in many parts of the Oregon mountains. Mountain passes have seen anywhere from 30 to 50 inches of new snow.

Read the whole story at the Statesman Journal.