Not exactly startling news, but it’s nice to have official word that high country snow levels are just about back to normal . . .
After a slow start in the last months of 2011, Montana’s snowpack has mostly caught up to historical averages around the state.
The month of February dealt above average snow for the second consecutive month, while increasing snowpack in all major basins, according to snowpack data released this week by the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Statewide, snowpack was at 95 percent of average as of March 1. As of Feb. 1, snowpack was at 90 percent of average.