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Snowpack drops to near half of normal levels

Crook County expected to continue experiencing drought conditions

Though flurries have passed through the area fairly regularly over the last couple of weeks, Wyoming’s snowpack is lower than usual so far this season – and Crook County is almost at the bottom of the list in terms of how much snow has accumulated in this area.

While the overall average for the state is 88% of the median for this time of the year, Crook County has just over half the snowpack it would normally see. Only South Platte has a lower percentage at 31% of median.

According to the Water Resources Data System and Wyoming State Climate Office, the Belle Fourche Basin was at just 55% of i...