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Snow Recap


March 14, 2019

Community submission/Ashely Fitzgerald

Fred Rathke of Creswell, takes his snowmobile out for a spin on Sandalwood Loop on Feb. 25.

Storm helps state recover on snow, streamflows

The shortest month of the year delivered record-breaking snowfall across the state, dramatically improving Oregon's summer water supply outlook.

The March Water Supply Outlook Report released by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service shows every long-term snow monitoring site in the state received above average February precipitation, and many sites received well over 200 percent of the normal amount for the month.

"Unseasonably cold temperatures and ample moisture in February were welcome signs of improveme...

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