- the accumulation of winter snowfall, especially in mountain or upland regions.
Origin of snowpack
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In northeastern Yellowstone, the snowpack has declined 22 percent since 1975.Who Will Save the Wolverine? Not the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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The depth to which it sinks is considered the penetrability of the snowpack by a walking deer.
- a quantity of fallen snow that has become massed together
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- An area of naturally formed, packed snow that usually melts during the warmer months.
- The amount of snow that accumulates annually in a mountainous area.
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