Water experts say Idaho snowpack level near normal

Water experts say Idaho snowpack level near normal
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BOISE, Idaho (AP) — State and federal water experts say snowpack levels in mountain ranges across Idaho are near or above-normal levels thanks to a steady supply of snow and moisture this winter.

The Idaho Water Supply Committee said Thursday the overall snowpack level in Idaho is at more than 110 percent.

Committee members say above average conditions in southeast Idaho could result in high water flows in rivers and streams when the snow begins to melt and runoff in coming weeks.

Reports show the Bear River Valley range in southeastern corner boasts the state's highest snowpack level at 151 percent of the 30-year average, the highest for the basin since 1997.

Meteorologists say another strong storm system predicted to roll through this weekend will help bolster snowpack and water levels heading into summer the growing season.