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NOAA data shows above average precipitation levels for much of the Columbia Basin through March, which helped bring snowpacks up after a dismal start to the winter season across much of the region.

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Columbia Basin snowpack benefits from late-season precipitation

Even as some areas in southern Oregon continue to endure drought conditions, normal to above normal precipitation in the form of rain and snow in northern Oregon, Washington and British Columbia are good news for river flow along the Columbia River — and that means good news for fish, farmers, forests, firefighters, irrigation districts and everyone else who relies on a good water supply through the summer and fall months.

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