In the Media

Blizzard may rescue Oregon’s snowpack

Capital Press

After a bleak start to winter, Mother Nature hit Oregon mountain ranges with a foot of snow or greater last week — and much more could be on the way. The blizzards could boost Oregon’s snowpack to above normal for this time of the year, but much more snow will be needed before April.

Deschutes basin snowpack less than half of normal

Bend Bulletin

Snow levels are well below last year at this time when snowpack in the region was 107% of normal. Poor snow also impacts agriculture because farmers and ranchers rely on snowmelt in the Cascades to water their fields during the growing season.