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Yellowstone River Basin snowpack above average

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With so much snow on the ground in Billings, a lot of attention has been focused on city streets, especially on residential streets that are not being plowed. But let’s look at the bright side: all that precipitation has done wonders for the snowpack in this part of the world. According to a report from the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bozeman, the Yellowstone River Basin is almost alone in the state in terms of having above-normal snowpack as of Jan. 1. Figures released by the service on Friday show that for the Yellowstone River Basin as a whole, snowpack was 107 percent of normal on Jan. Continue Reading →

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