GOVERNMENT CAMP, Ore. (AP) — Recent winter storms have piled up the Mount Hood snowpack closer to normal.
The Snotel measuring site a few hundred feet below Timberline Lodge now measures 10 feet deep.
KGW reports (http://bit.ly/1f2H4nS ) that's doubled since Feb. 1.
The Mount Hood measuring site is now 86 percent of normal. Basin-wide it's 72 percent of normal.
The mountain snowpack is vital to the year-around water supply in the state.
Most of Oregon has had significant precipitation this month, but the snowpack on southern Oregon mountains is about 40 percent of normal.
Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/