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VALLEY orchardists are hoping for a steady flow of water from their primary irrigation source, the glaciers and aquifer of Mount Hood.

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Low snowpacks of 2014, 2015 may become more common

Hood River basin, other regions surprisingly low, after heavy winter snowfall

Oregon experienced very low snowpack levels in 2014 and historically low snowpack levels in 2015; now a new study suggests that these occurrences may not be anomalous in the future and could become much more common if average temperatures warm just two degrees (Celsius).

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