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By Andie Creel
The Prairie Populist 

Water Panel Probes the Future


January 24, 2018

Montana’s disastrous flash drought of 2017 and the million-acre fire season have left many asking: What will the new year bring? And what about all this snow?

Weather may be getting harder to predict, not easier. Last year, Montana’s weather proved that a big spring snowpack does not mean moisture down the road.

“By May 1, we thought that things were in really good shape,” Michael Downey, water planner with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, told lawmakers Jan. 8. “Last winter was a really good winter.”

Northeast Montana’s moisture looked so good pla...

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