McKenzie Skiles' Research Featured on ksl.com
The snow keeps piling up quickly in Utah’s mountains, delivering the kind of water that communities need to climb out of the extended drought.
In the mountains near Alta, the snowpack is already stacking up as one of the wettest in 20 years. In a year when Utah’s reservoirs desperately need a recharge, Utah is fortunate that the storms have delivered so far.
Dr. McKenzie Skiles, an assistant professor of geography at the University of Utah, studies the snowpack in a snow pit near Alta. The pit has revealed exciting data.
“It is a big year for the plot,” she said.