Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Snowpack Grows Robust.

Byline: Tania Soussan Journal Staff Writer

Drought Is History in Some Areas; Reservoirs Still Have Way To Go

The powerful snowstorm that blanketed New Mexico over the weekend brought mountain snowpack levels up to normal, but it was still far from enough to refill depleted reservoirs.

"Our snowpack is normal to just above normal," Charlie Liles, chief meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Albuquerque, said Monday.

"We love it like this," he said. "This certainly beats the last two winters any way you measure it."

The state Drought Task Force reported that the drought due to a series of recent storms is over in some parts of the state and is receding in others. …

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