Dan Olson, NRCS District Conservationist out of Gunnison, collects snowpack data along the Grayback snow course and collocated SNOTEL site. Grayback is one of many snow measuring locations in Colorado that has experienced considerable tree mortality due to recent insect infestations. Although there was no snow present at the SNOTEL site for the May 1st survey, the Grayback snow course is one of the few monitoring locations in the Rio Grande basin with measurable snow at this time. Although, with 4.2 inches of snow water equivalent, this snow course is at only 26 percent of the median for May 1st.
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