Posted: Mar 27, 2013 1:54 PM by Dax VanFossen - MTN News
KALISPELL - There's a lack of snow on the valley floors in Northwest Montana, but the the Flathead River Drainage and its mountains are well above average for snowpack.
Brian Domonkos, a water supply specialist with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, says that December delivered above-average mountain snowfall across the state, with much of that moisture hitting the mountains above the Flathead River.
Automated snow-measuring sites indicate that mountain snowpack in Montana was just 80% of average as of Dec. 1, but the month ended with a statewide snowpack at 110% of average.
The latest snowpack numbers, compiled through the end of February, show that the Flathead Basin is around 120% percent of average for snowpack.