- Associated Press - Thursday, March 23, 2017

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - The National Weather Service says Wyoming’s three main winter months - December through February - were the wettest in the state’s recorded history.

The Casper Star-Tribune reports (https://goo.gl/GTM59n ) that nearly 5.5 inches of precipitation fell on the state this season, breaking the previous record of 4.93 inches set in 1898. The western side of the state received the bulk of the moisture this winter.

About 15 percent of Wyoming remains in a drought. A year ago at this time, about 75 percent of the state had some level of drought alert.

Wyoming’s reservoirs are also full, and the snowpack in many mountains is well above average.

Chris Jones, a National Weather Service meteorologist in Riverton, says states like Nevada, Colorado, Idaho, California and Utah also received a lot of moisture.


Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, https://www.trib.com

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