Snow Pack Levels Low
The latest figures for snowpack in the Lower Hood, Sandy, and Deschutes basin are not optimum for this part of the year. Natural Resources Conservation Service Snow Survey Supervisor Scott Oviatt says we are currently at 61 percent of normal, and a forecasted dry weather pattern for the next seven to ten days won’t help. There is still plenty of winter left for more snow to accumulate, but Oviatt adds every day that passes without snow in the mountain puts the snowpack further behind normal. Oviatt says the snow currently on the mountain is of higher density and fairly wet, so it takes less for that kind of snow to melt.