As the first full week of March began, mountain snowpack in the Rogue Basin was running about 53%. Meaning about HALF the snowpack we get in a typical year.
Meaning drought could be in our future, unless we get pounded by winter storms the rest of the month (not likely). In the Klamath Basin, the numbers are even worse.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service of the federal government keeps track of the numbers.
Snow survey supervisor Scott Oviatt from NRCS visits with the news.