At 5000 plus feet, April showers often come in heavy white crystalline form. This may be our last snow of the season, so I took a quick dash out to get a shot of the mountain as the clouds were lifting.
Spring snows are very important to the ecology of Wyoming. The snows of Feb-April are typically high in water content compared to the snows of Nov-January. These wet snows charge our streams, rivers, and ground water. The area west of Casper is on a man made irrigation system developed in the CC days of the 1930’s. The spring snows fill the upstream reservoirs, making it possible to irrigate crops (mostly forage) through August and hopefully into September.