Idaho snowpack above average in much of state...

Idaho snowpack above average in much of state...
Posted at 3:22 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 17:29:47-05

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Experts say Idaho's winter snowpack is looking good but continued cold is needed to keep it in place and a few more snowstorms wouldn't hurt.

Idaho's snowpack ranges from about 150 percent of average in the southern part of the state to 125 percent in central Idaho to 95 percent in northern Idaho.

Streamflow forecasts are for 90 to 120 percent of average for most of Idaho and should help irrigators and water storage.

Streamflow predictions in southwest Idaho are from 135 to 150 percent of average for an area that hasn't had an above average runoff since 2011.

Ron Abramovich of the National Resources Conservation Service says things are looking good but warns an early spring like last year could cause problems.