Robust March Snowfall, Rain Storms Stock Idaho Water Supplies


Idaho appears to be in good shape when is comes to water heading into summer. The Idaho Water Supply Committee huddled Thursday and confirmed that record-setting snow and rain storms in March saturated much of central and northern Idaho, with precipitation measured at 200-300 percent above normal in some areas.

"Even if we didn't get any more precipitation, we should have an adequate water supply across the state," said Jay Breidenbach, senior hydrologist with the National Weather Service office in Boise.

Three consecutive years of robust snowfall and spring rain have adequately dampened doubts about a drought anytime soon.

"I think everybody is pretty excited that there should be no water shortages," said Breidenbach. "Statewide, I would say the water supply is in great shape."