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Historic Snow Season at Denali National Park Impacting Wildlife

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Sharon Stiteler
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National Park Service
Heavy snow cover is lingering late into May along the road into Denali National Park

Denali National Park is still melting out from its snowiest winter season in 99 years of record keeping. According to the Park Service the agency headquarters received 176 inches of snow, besting the previous high mark of nearly 174 set in 1970-71. As KUAC’s Dan Bross reports, the unusually heavy and late lingering snow is affecting park wildlife.