Heavy snowfall, slow melt helps groundwater



Look for Wednesday’s snow to stick around.

Hydrologist Al Shipe with the National Weather Service in Indianapolis said a combination of extended temperatures at and below freezing and more snow in the forecast today means Jackson County should stay blanketed in snow at least through late next week.

“We’ll be going into the new year white,” Shipe said.

And that, he said, should be good news for groundwater levels and pool levels in ponds and lakes across the region.

“It will help the water tables,” Shipe said of Wednesday’s snowfall across the county.

Snow total reports ranged from 5 to 6 inches in the Seymour, Crothersville and Brownstown areas to between 10 and 11 inches in the Freetown area.

“With high temperatures forecast at 33, 33, 31, 36 and 32 degrees and lows in the teens and 20s, that snow’s not going anywhere for a while,” Shipe said.

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