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Weekend heat causes Utah's mountain snow levels to plummet

Posted at 5:58 PM, Mar 28, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-29 00:31:35-04

SALT LAKE CITY — The beautiful weekend had ugly results for Utah water managers.

After a string of small but helpful storms, the snowpack saw a steep decline due to summer-like temperatures from Friday to Sunday.

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The melt put this year well behind last for the amount of water stored in Utah mountains, and last year already put Utah's reservoirs in a deficit.

The video above uses data from the Natural Resources Conservation Service to compare this year and last with 2019, which was our last strong water year.