Dry Winder Prediction a Cause For Concern
(IDAHO FALLS) – Last year’s dry winter made for a long, hot summer, and experts say Idaho could be hurting for water this coming spring. Local News 8 reports that Palisades Reservoir is at only 32 percent of capacity. And while that’s not unusual, the national forecast for this winter is predicting El Nino conditions, meaning a wet winter for Arizona and California and a dry one for Idaho. They say the Gem State needs a consistent snowpack of at least 80 percent of normal in order to maintain current water demands.