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Water quality, quantity impacted as snow melts

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This winter has proven to be quite wimpy when compared to some of our past winters as far as snowfall and temperature is concerned.

The lack of snow can cause situations that can linger for some time. Water levels in various area lakes can be affected by the amount and timing of precipitation. Flooding can occur when a thaw melts the snowpack and the resulting release of water cannot soak into the ground gradually but finds its way into lakes and rivers, overflowing them.

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