The following article, from the Colorado Natural Resources Conservation Service (a USDA division), has a detailed rundown of the impact of very dry conditions in January on the available snow-pack water content. This, of course, makes a difference in irrigation potential for the upcoming growing season.--Bryce
Snowpack Percentages Decline throughout Abnormally Dry January
Looking back at Colorado’s mountain snowpack over the course of January, it is becoming increasingly difficult to find promising water supply outlooks for spring and summer 2015. At the very end of December a dry spell began that persisted through the entire month of ...