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Snow Sticks Around
Water Content Above Average In Elkhorns, Wallowas
By Jayson Jacoby
While most of Oregon and the West brace for possible water shortages this summer due to a scanty snowpack, the northeastern corner boasts a relative bounty.
This is the only part of the state where the snowpack is above average.
As of this morning, the water content in the snow in the region comprising the Burnt, Powder, Grande Ronde and Imnaha river basins is 9 percent above average.
In the Willamette River basin, by contrast, which includes much of the Central Cascades, the snowpack is just half of average.
See More in Monday's issue of the Baker City Herald.