AUGUSTA — Officials say Maine’s snowpack is currently at one of its lowest levels on record for this time of year.

The results of Maine’s cooperative snow survey found measurable snow at only 14 out of 59 locations around the state where snow measurements were taken Jan. 3 and 4.

Maine Geological Survey geologist Robert Johnston said the snowpack’s water content is in the lowest 10 percent on record.

The survey is a collaborative effort that measures snowpack depth, density and water content around the state. The deepest snow, slightly under 12 inches, was found near St. Pamphile in northwestern Aroostook County.

The results were released Wednesday, a day before a snowstorm was expected to bring the winter’s first significant snowfall to Maine.


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