Here’s a look at the snowpack in the Roaring Fork River basin as of Monday, Feb. 13, a day which brought several inches of fresh snow to Aspen.
According to this graph from the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which we pulled off of the Roaring Fork Conservancy’s website, the local snowpack is now at 70 percent of the 30-year average and 55 percent of last winter’s snow.
On the graph above, this year’s snowpack is represented by the thick blue line at the bottom of the graph – that’s the line that skiers, farmers and boaters are rooting for. The average is the thick red line in the middle of the graph. The thin blue line at the top of the graph represents last year’s extraordinary snowpack.