Report: ‘Utah’s snowpack is fantastic this year’

Southeast Utah at 203 percent of average, compared to 45 percent in ’18

A much wetter and snowier winter than anyone expected yielded snowpack levels that were way above normal throughout Utah – and nowhere was that more apparent than in southeastern Utah, where it was 203 percent above normal, according to Troy Brosten, a Salt Lake City-based hydrologist and snow surveyor with the Natural Resources Conservation Service, which operates under the umbrella of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Wet winter is ‘historic’

Local creeks flood; EMS responds to Fisher Towers rock fall accident

The nonstop rain that fell on southeastern Utah earlier this week might have made life miserable for some folks – a flood advisory was issued for the Mill Creek area on Wednesday, March 13, someone was injured by falling rocks at Fisher Towers, and hikers were turned back from trails – but at least it wasn’t the so-called “bomb cyclone” that struck more than 70 million people from the Rockies to South Dakota.