Jemez River Snow struck New Mexico on Groundhog Day, leaving behind a stunning landscape and full rivers. While the overall drought is still with us, snowpack across the northern New Mexico mountains is above average (128% in the Jemez River Basin), giving fish biologists hope of rejuvenated rivers and lakes that have suffered over the last four winters from very little water yield. Dust off your ski boots, brush up on your wildflower identification skills, and rekindle that friendship with your neighbor who owns a river raft. This spring and summer are shaping up to be healthier for our rivers, mountain meadows, and high mountain lakes. The fisheries program has an intense field season planned to monitor how our streams and fish populations are responding and how we as managers can continue to improve watershed health.