Dr. Steve Running http://mtpr.org en Snowpack and NASA drought monitoring tool http://mtpr.org/post/snowpack-and-nasa-drought-monitoring-tool <p>Members of the Clark Fork River Task Force met in Missoula this week to discuss water supply and climate condition forecasts for this year.&nbsp; In short the&nbsp; hydrologists,&nbsp; drought experts and others say the recent cool and wet spell has been an important counter-balance for the basin that's experienced several warm spells. Northwest Montana has plenty of moisture at the moment.&nbsp; Southwest Montana - just like last year - is most at risk for dry conditions this summer. Edward O'Brien speaks with <em>University of Montana School of Forestry and Conservation's </em>Dr. Wed, 29 May 2013 16:38:12 +0000 Edward O'Brien 3118 at http://mtpr.org