Streams in the Desert

The southern part of Idaho has a desert climate....a place where a mere 13” of rain during an entire year is considered to be average. We rely on snow collecting in the mountains during the winter and early spring. This is the “snow pack”; it is measured and reported about on the nightly news. We want it to melt slowly, allowing us to use every precious drop two or three times as it finds its way into the Snake and Columbia Rivers on…

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