Storms push Utah snowpack over average

The National Resources Conservation Service says many parts of Utah are above 100% of their normal snowpack levels.

(Natural Resources Conservation Service) A map of the current snowpack levels in Utah.

The storms that have hit Utah in recent weeks have brought inches and inches of snow to the valleys. But more importantly, they have positively contributed to the water the state will need when winter gives way to spring.

The snowpack across the state was above its normal levels on Saturday, according to the Utah Division of the Natural Resources Conservation Service. That’s a welcome sign for a state still experiencing a significant drought.

The most recent map of Utah from the NRCS shows the state is above 100% of its snowpack levels in most areas. For example, the area around Salt Lake City stands at 108% of its average.

Utah ski resorts could still use more snow. On Sunday, Park City Mountain Resort reported 29 of 43 lifts open and Snowbird said 11 of 13 lifts are running.