A survey team with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, has begun collecting snow surveys throughout the region, and it will run until March 6. The team is taking the surveys to assist Corps’ water management officials in determining how much water is contained within the snowpack this year. This information is shared with other agencies such as the National Weather Service and the U.S. Geological Survey and helps determine what steps can be taken to reduce flood risks across the region.