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Snowpack In Oregon: Better East Of The Mountains

Nigel Chadwick, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13865581

By the middle of February, a majority of the snow basins east of the Oregon Cascades were actually above normal. 

West of the mountains, it's a different story... but a familiar one, based on recent years.  Snowpack just has not measured up for many of those years. 

Scott Oviatt works for the Natural Resources Conservation Service of the federal government, keeping an eye on snowpack levels.  He visits with some hard numbers and potentially some hard truths. 

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