Mt Hood, Oregon – The snowpack on Mt. Hood looks a whole lot better than it did at the end of January. Hydrologist Julie Koeberle says it measured 90% of normal today. The snowpack in January was just 50% of normal.
She says the rest of the basin does not look as good. Lower elevations and areas east of the mountain are 73% of normal. She says the forecast for the next week looks wet and they hope that trend continues through March.
The snowpack determines our water supply for the summer and the bigger the snowpack, the “more water for stream flows, which means better for fisheries and river recreation as well as folks that are using water for irrigation and water for hydropower.”