[SeMissourian.com] Fair ~ 61°F  
River stage: 15.24 ft. Rising
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Frank Gehrke, left, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, removes the survey tube from the snowpack as the department's David Todd looks on March 30 during the snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif. It's been a season of extremes across the West, where snowpack levels are at 200 percent above normal in some areas of the Rockies, prompting officials to begin warning of the potential for record floods come spring, while parts of eastern Colorado, New Mexico and Arizona are suffering severe drought and high fire danger. (Rich Pedroncelli ~ Associated Press)