Storm boosts Colorado snowpack to 75% of normal

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DENVER (AP) -- The Natural Resources Conservation Service says a heavy snowstorm that moved through Colorado last week helped boost the state's snowpack, but the figure remains below average.

Mage Hultstrand, assistant snow survey supervisor for the NRCS, tells The Denver Post ( "it's huge improvement, but not nearly enough to push us to normal conditions for this month."

She says the storm increased Colorado's statewide snowpack to 75 percent of normal, but stressed that the figure is still 25 percent short of what state reservoirs want in water storage.

Hultstrand adds that dry conditions in Colorado are not expected to change.

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