Heavy snows are good for one thing: Ending drought
January 12, 2007

Colorado's recent stretch of heavy winter precipitation may be enough to add the equivalent of two to three inches of rainfall that should be absorbed effectively into the ground over the course of spring. Nebraska also depends heavily on snowmelt from Colorado and Wyoming to recharge its rivers, and any sort of relief from the persistent drought in the region would be welcomed.

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last revised January 2007