Richard Ferguson is a trip coordinator for The Poudre Paddlers Canoe and Kayak Club. He says a winter of historically low snowpack and an earlier-than-normal runoff have forced him to cancel one trip scheduled in July and to move one planned for Memorial Day.
The Natural Resources Conservation Service says the statewide snowpack was 7 percent of average as of late last week, with more than half of all survey locations in Colorado reporting no snow.
Mage Skordahl, the NRCS's assistant snow survey supervisor, says Colorado's snowpack peaked around March 12, a month ahead of average, and current conditions match those during the record-setting drought of 2002.
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5/27/2012 1:35:32 PM (GMT -6:00)