Mt Hood snow survey shows jump in snowpack

Mt Hood snow survey shows jump in snowpack

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Posted on March 29, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Updated Thursday, Mar 29 at 8:07 PM

GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. – The final snow survey of the season on Mt. Hood showed a big jump in snowpack Thursday.

Jon Lea said the field samples showed snow depth and water content at 110 percent.

Skiers and snowboarders seemed fairly content Thursday, despite some icy rain pelting them.

"It seems likes it’s actually getting colder and starting to snow more and less rain which is kind nice, it makes it a little more tolerable," Ben Riemer said, with a chuckle.  He was spending the day teaching his daughter to ski.

At the last snow survey conducted just one month ago, snowpack was at 99% of normal in the Oregon Cascades, but other parts of the state were lagging behind.

Background: Jan 2011 snow survey on Mt. Hood

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