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Snow Water Equivalent in our Watershed

Last fall we bought 50 ton of hay because we were short and the cows have to eat in the winter. The year before I sold 120 tons of hay because we had plenty. Such is the fickleness of our irrigation water supply which comes exclusively from a little reservoir about a mile above our fields, and which is filled by melting snow pack from the winter months.

This year, our snow pack is running 175% percent of average (see graph), which is always a good feeling for us desert dwellers. But even good news has its bad side.