- Associated Press - Friday, March 6, 2015

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - Oregon’s snowpack is at record lows around the state, and the outlook for a warm and dry spring makes it unlikely things will improve much.

The U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service’s monthly report Friday shows 32 sites where snow depth has been measured at least 25 years are at record lows.

One near Mount Bachelor has just 6 inches of snow, for 10 percent of average.

Only northeastern Oregon and Harney County in the southeast have more than 50 percent.

Precipitation has been close to normal across much of the state, making it likely that most reservoirs will fill. But the service reports streams depending on melting snow for water through the summer are likely to be very low as the year goes on.

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