Water year 2011 has started off the right way, according to Randy Julander, Snow Survey supervisor for the state of Utah. In the Utah Water Users’ Association newsletter of January 2011, he reported that many sites across the state were reporting above 200% of the average snowpack for the time of year.
Since then, snowpacks have remained well above average. You can find up-to-date information on snowpacks throughout the state by typing “SNOTEL Utah” in any search engine. In addition to large snowpacks, most areas of the state have above average soil moisture saturation levels.