- Associated Press - Saturday, March 7, 2015

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Montana snowpack percentages have dropped below normal for the second straight month.

Basins west of the Continental Divide saw snowpack levels decline by 9 percent to 16 percent during the month of February.

According to the Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Greater Gallatin River saw the smallest snowpack decrease, with levels coming in at 90 percent of the 30 year average water yield.

Snowpack levels for the Kootenai and lower Clark Fork River basin are well below the normal average this time year, with levels at 60 percent and 64 percent respectively.

But hydrologists tell KWYB-TV (https://bit.ly/1aTuPjJ ) that snowfall is still common in March, April and into May.

West of the divide, reservoir storage is above average for this time of year.

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