Why so, Im sure it would melt?!
Model Chat - Late winter 2011/12
Posted 27 February 2012 - 13:46
Snowmelt permeates the ground more slowly though and so gets taken up by plants more easily (now that the sun is stronger and adding to evapo-transpiration) before it can get to aquifers, plus the possibility of sublimation from the surface.
If you don't believe me read Philip Eden's weekend column from the DT.
Heavy rain would be far more useful - if equally unpleasant!