Streamflows in Some Montana Rivers this Summer Could be Below Average Due to Dry March and April


Following on the heels of a March which yielded well below average mountain and valley precipitation, April delivered the same pattern of dryness with monthly temperatures once again vacillating from well above average to well below average during the month. “April yielded a little bit of everything in the temperature department. The month began with record warmth at mountain locations, which transitioned the low elevation snowpack to melt by the end of the first week,” said Lucas Zukiewicz, water supply specialist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Montana. Althou...

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