Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in 2015, when the far western United States set records for low snowpack levels. A new study found that snowpack is in decline in 90 percent of monitoring sites in the western United States.
Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in 2015, when the far western United States set records for low snowpack levels. A new study found that snowpack is in decline in 90 percent of monitoring sites in the western United States. Ted S. Warren AP file photo
Kasee Palmer, left, and Summer Sturhan hike on Snow Lake Trail above Snoqualmie Pass in 2015, when the far western United States set records for low snowpack levels. A new study found that snowpack is in decline in 90 percent of monitoring sites in the western United States. Ted S. Warren AP file photo

Snow study shows dwindling snowpack on 9 of 10 Western US peaks

March 11, 2018 05:51 AM