Lots Of Snow Equals Lots Of Water For Area Farmers
The latest snow pack measurement in the Washington Cascades shows there's plenty of snow to fill reservoirs for growers this spring and summer.
Chris Lynch, a Hydrologist with the Bureau of Reclamation says the most recent reading has found. "We're at a 100 percent at both the Yakima upper basin and lower basin snowtell sites."
Lynch says for the beginning of April "that's awesome and just what the valley needs."
Lynch says the snow pack is the Yakima basin's 'sixth reservoir'. But unlike the other five, the agency doesn't have control of how much water it gets.
Lynch says snow and rain in the forecast for this month will only add more water to reservoirs for the summer months.
The Bureau will release it's available water forecast for local growers on Thursday.