Snow Precipitation Update

United States           Natural Resources             Water and Climate Center
Department of           Conservation                          Portland, Oregon
Agriculture             Service                                               
 
          S N O W  -  P R E C I P I T A T I O N    U P D A T E
 
              Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites
                    As of SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 7 , 2016

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- MONTANA KOOTENAI RIVER BASIN Banfield Mountain 5600 10.3 12.2 84 19.2 17.4 110 Bear Mountain 5400 30.5 38.0 80 55.1 48.7 113 Garver Creek 4250 7.2 6.8 106 16.2 12.8 127 Grave Creek 4300 7.6 11.2 68 22.7 22.4 101 Hand Creek 5035 7.1 7.8 91 10.1 11.5 88 Hawkins Lake 6450 18.2 16.7 109 24.9 20.5 121 Poorman Creek 5100 19.8 23.6 84 40.0 39.0 103 Stahl Peak 6030 24.7 22.7 109 26.8 26.1 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 90 108 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 15.0 20.1 75 15.6 22.6 69 Bisson Creek 4920 6.3 6.7 94 11.4 11.2 102 Blacktail Mtn 5650 8.4 -M * 9.4 -M * Emery Creek 4350 10.5 10.0 105 16.6 16.9 98 Flattop Mtn. 6300 25.3 29.4 86 34.0 33.2 102 Grave Creek 4300 7.6 11.2 68 22.7 22.4 101 Hand Creek 5035 7.1 7.8 91 10.1 11.5 88 Kraft Creek 4750 7.3 -M * 15.9 18.2 87 Many Glacier 4900 5.1 9.9 52 19.2 21.9 88 Moss Peak 6780 23.5 23.1 102 25.7 24.9 103 Noisy Basin 6040 30.9 26.3 117 32.7 29.7 110 North Fork Jocko 6330 23.2 28.2 82 31.9 34.6 92 Pike Creek 5930 3.4 -M * 18.0 20.7 87 Sleeping Woman 6150 8.5 9.9 86 14.8 14.3 103 Stahl Peak 6030 24.7 22.7 109 26.8 26.1 103 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 21.5 90 21.1 22.2 95 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 91 96 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 10.0 8.4 119 10.8 10.2 106 Basin Creek 7180 7.2 4.7 153 9.8 6.0 163 Black Pine 7210 6.3 6.5 97 9.1 8.8 103 Combination 5600 3.6 3.3 109 7.7 6.4 120 Copper Bottom 5200 3.1 -M * 9.8 11.3 87 Copper Camp 6950 16.7 -M * 15.5 22.4 69 Lubrecht Flume 4680 3.7 4.0 92 8.7 7.2 121 Nevada Ridge 7020 8.3 9.2 90 9.6 11.2 86 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 6.4 7.0 91 8.7 9.3 94 North Fork Jocko 6330 23.2 28.2 82 31.9 34.6 92 Peterson Meadows 7200 7.6 5.7 133 9.9 7.3 136 Rocker Peak 8000 8.9 8.5 105 7.8 8.9 88 Skalkaho Summit 7250 12.8 14.5 88 13.9 15.4 90 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 21.5 90 21.1 22.2 95 Warm Springs 7800 12.4 12.8 97 13.2 14.8 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 97 96 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 6.6 6.9 96 8.8 9.4 94 Lolo Pass 5240 16.5 19.2 86 24.5 23.8 103 Nez Perce Camp 5650 8.7 8.9 98 13.4 14.0 96 Saddle Mtn. 7940 17.6 16.3 108 13.3 15.8 84 Skalkaho Summit 7250 12.8 14.5 88 13.9 15.4 90 Twelvemile Creek 5600 10.8 11.5 94 22.3 22.2 100 Twin Lakes 6400 23.4 25.6 91 30.1 31.1 97 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 94 96 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 23.7 27.0 88 31.2 32.6 96 Humboldt Gulch 4250 9.3 8.9 104 24.1 26.0 93 Lolo Pass 5240 16.5 19.2 86 24.5 23.8 103 Lookout 5140 16.4 19.9 82 27.5 28.3 97 Poorman Creek 5100 19.8 23.6 84 40.0 39.0 103 Sleeping Woman 6150 8.5 9.9 86 14.8 14.3 103 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 21.5 90 21.1 22.2 95 Sunset 5540 11.2 16.8 67 18.3 25.7 71 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 85 95 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 10.6 11.7 91 11.0 12.6 87 Barker Lakes 8250 10.0 8.4 119 10.8 10.2 106 Basin Creek 7180 7.2 4.7 153 9.8 6.0 163 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 5.4 * -M 6.6 * Bloody Dick 7600 8.9 7.8 114 10.2 9.9 103 Calvert Creek 6430 6.7 5.8 116 7.1 7.7 92 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 10.4 89 11.5 11.1 104 Darkhorse Lake 8600 21.0 18.2 115 20.7 18.6 111 Divide 7800 6.5 6.5 100 7.9 7.4 107 Frohner Meadow 6480 5.6 4.7 119 8.2 6.8 121 Lakeview Ridge 7400 6.0 6.7 90 8.6 9.6 90 Lemhi Ridge 8100 8.4 6.7 125 8.8 8.4 105 Lower Twin 7900 11.6 11.3 103 14.5 13.4 108 Moose Creek 6200 12.8 11.8 108 15.9 14.1 113 Mule Creek 8300 9.7 9.1 107 11.1 10.9 102 Rocker Peak 8000 8.9 8.5 105 7.8 8.9 88 Saddle Mtn. 7940 17.6 16.3 108 13.3 15.8 84 Short Creek 7000 4.5 3.7 122 6.1 5.0 122 White Elephant 7710 16.6 16.8 99 18.5 19.6 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 108 103 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 10.6 11.7 91 11.0 12.6 87 Beaver Creek 7850 10.7 11.7 91 14.0 13.5 104 Black Bear 8170 21.6 24.3 89 24.1 25.8 93 Carrot Basin 9000 15.4 17.4 89 17.0 17.3 98 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 10.4 89 11.5 11.1 104 Lone Mountain 8880 11.0 11.6 95 12.6 11.6 109 Lower Twin 7900 11.6 11.3 103 14.5 13.4 108 Madison Plateau 7750 13.8 14.6 95 15.1 18.0 84 Tepee Creek 8000 9.6 8.9 108 10.9 9.9 110 West Yellowstone 6700 8.0 7.2 111 10.2 10.0 102 Whiskey Creek 6800 9.1 9.8 93 11.1 13.7 81 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 94 97 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 10.7 11.7 91 14.0 13.5 104 Brackett Creek 7320 13.2 11.9 111 18.7 16.9 111 Carrot Basin 9000 15.4 17.4 89 17.0 17.3 98 Lick Creek 6860 5.7 6.2 92 9.1 8.8 103 Lone Mountain 8880 11.0 11.6 95 12.6 11.6 109 Sacajawea 6550 9.9 9.6 103 17.4 15.2 114 Shower Falls 8100 11.6 12.8 91 15.2 14.8 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 95 106 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 10.6 11.7 91 11.0 12.6 87 Barker Lakes 8250 10.0 8.4 119 10.8 10.2 106 Basin Creek 7180 7.2 4.7 153 9.8 6.0 163 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 5.4 * -M 6.6 * Beaver Creek 7850 10.7 11.7 91 14.0 13.5 104 Black Bear 8170 21.6 24.3 89 24.1 25.8 93 Bloody Dick 7600 8.9 7.8 114 10.2 9.9 103 Brackett Creek 7320 13.2 11.9 111 18.7 16.9 111 Calvert Creek 6430 6.7 5.8 116 7.1 7.7 92 Carrot Basin 9000 15.4 17.4 89 17.0 17.3 98 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 10.4 89 11.5 11.1 104 Darkhorse Lake 8600 21.0 18.2 115 20.7 18.6 111 Divide 7800 6.5 6.5 100 7.9 7.4 107 Frohner Meadow 6480 5.6 4.7 119 8.2 6.8 121 Lakeview Ridge 7400 6.0 6.7 90 8.6 9.6 90 Lemhi Ridge 8100 8.4 6.7 125 8.8 8.4 105 Lick Creek 6860 5.7 6.2 92 9.1 8.8 103 Lone Mountain 8880 11.0 11.6 95 12.6 11.6 109 Lower Twin 7900 11.6 11.3 103 14.5 13.4 108 Madison Plateau 7750 13.8 14.6 95 15.1 18.0 84 Moose Creek 6200 12.8 11.8 108 15.9 14.1 113 Mule Creek 8300 9.7 9.1 107 11.1 10.9 102 Rocker Peak 8000 8.9 8.5 105 7.8 8.9 88 Sacajawea 6550 9.9 9.6 103 17.4 15.2 114 Saddle Mtn. 7940 17.6 16.3 108 13.3 15.8 84 Short Creek 7000 4.5 3.7 122 6.1 5.0 122 Shower Falls 8100 11.6 12.8 91 15.2 14.8 103 Tepee Creek 8000 9.6 8.9 108 10.9 9.9 110 West Yellowstone 6700 8.0 7.2 111 10.2 10.0 102 Whiskey Creek 6800 9.1 9.8 93 11.1 13.7 81 White Elephant 7710 16.6 16.8 99 18.5 19.6 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 102 102 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 13.9 13.0 107 14.5 13.7 106 Frohner Meadow 6480 5.6 4.7 119 8.2 6.8 121 Nevada Ridge 7020 8.3 9.2 90 9.6 11.2 86 Rocker Peak 8000 8.9 8.5 105 7.8 8.9 88 Tizer Basin 6880 5.5 6.3 87 7.3 7.0 104 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 101 100 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 13.9 13.0 107 14.5 13.7 106 Crystal Lake 6050 8.9 8.0 111 13.4 11.2 120 Daisy Peak 7600 5.8 6.0 97 7.1 7.3 97 Deadman Creek 6450 7.3 6.7 109 7.8 8.2 95 Elk Peak 7600 16.9 -M * 8.6 -M * Onion Park 7410 8.7 8.4 104 12.6 12.0 105 Pickfoot Creek 6650 7.6 7.0 109 10.2 9.8 104 Porcupine 6500 3.8 4.3 88 7.6 7.8 97 Spur Park 8100 14.2 13.1 108 10.5 11.4 92 Stringer Creek 6550 7.6 7.0 109 9.2 9.3 99 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 106 102 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 15.0 20.1 75 15.6 22.6 69 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.7 5.2 33 5.0 8.7 57 Mount Lockhart 6400 9.5 12.7 75 12.6 17.1 74 Pike Creek 5930 3.4 -M * 18.0 20.7 87 Waldron 5600 4.3 7.0 61 8.7 11.3 77 Wood Creek 5960 3.6 6.1 59 7.7 10.5 73 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 67 74 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 15.0 20.1 75 15.6 22.6 69 Boulder Mountain 7950 13.9 13.0 107 14.5 13.7 106 Crystal Lake 6050 8.9 8.0 111 13.4 11.2 120 Daisy Peak 7600 5.8 6.0 97 7.1 7.3 97 Deadman Creek 6450 7.3 6.7 109 7.8 8.2 95 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.7 5.2 33 5.0 8.7 57 Elk Peak 7600 16.9 -M * 8.6 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 5.6 4.7 119 8.2 6.8 121 Mount Lockhart 6400 9.5 12.7 75 12.6 17.1 74 Nevada Ridge 7020 8.3 9.2 90 9.6 11.2 86 Onion Park 7410 8.7 8.4 104 12.6 12.0 105 Pickfoot Creek 6650 7.6 7.0 109 10.2 9.8 104 Pike Creek 5930 3.4 -M * 18.0 20.7 87 Porcupine 6500 3.8 4.3 88 7.6 7.8 97 Rocker Peak 8000 8.9 8.5 105 7.8 8.9 88 Rocky Boy 4700 2.6 3.4 76 7.6 6.9 110 Spur Park 8100 14.2 13.1 108 10.5 11.4 92 Stringer Creek 6550 7.6 7.0 109 9.2 9.3 99 Tizer Basin 6880 5.5 6.3 87 7.3 7.0 104 Waldron 5600 4.3 7.0 61 8.7 11.3 77 Wood Creek 5960 3.6 6.1 59 7.7 10.5 73 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 91 90 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 25.3 29.4 86 34.0 33.2 102 Many Glacier 4900 5.1 9.9 52 19.2 21.9 88 Rocky Boy 4700 2.6 3.4 76 7.6 6.9 110 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 77 98 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 11.1 14.4 77 11.8 13.3 89 Box Canyon 6670 5.0 6.1 82 8.1 8.5 95 Brackett Creek 7320 13.2 11.9 111 18.7 16.9 111 Burnt Mtn 5880 2.6 2.7 96 7.2 8.2 88 Canyon 7870 7.6 8.5 89 9.9 11.1 89 Cole Creek 7850 4.6 8.7 53 -M 7.9 * East Boulder Mine 6335 2.7 -M * 7.6 -M * Evening Star 9200 16.4 16.7 98 18.9 18.6 102 Fisher Creek 9100 19.0 21.5 88 17.7 21.6 82 Monument Peak 8850 11.3 12.4 91 13.8 14.6 95 Northeast Entrance 7350 5.7 6.7 85 8.5 8.6 99 Parker Peak 9400 13.2 13.5 98 14.3 11.8 121 Placer Basin 8830 8.4 10.8 78 10.2 12.5 82 Porcupine 6500 3.8 4.3 88 7.6 7.8 97 Sacajawea 6550 9.9 9.6 103 17.4 15.2 114 Shower Falls 8100 11.6 12.8 91 15.2 14.8 103 S Fork Shields 8100 7.9 9.6 82 13.8 13.0 106 Sylvan Lake 8420 11.1 13.5 82 15.6 15.4 101 Sylvan Road 7120 6.3 8.0 79 11.1 12.2 91 Thumb Divide 7980 8.7 9.7 90 10.6 12.6 84 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 16.7 18.5 90 16.7 17.9 93 White Mill 8700 14.8 15.2 97 14.8 16.0 92 Wolverine 7650 9.4 7.2 131 9.1 8.5 107 Younts Peak 8350 7.5 10.1 74 8.0 10.8 74 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 89 96 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 7.4 -M * 8.9 -M * Castle Creek 8400 3.1 -M * 4.5 -M * Cold Springs 9630 4.3 4.8 90 4.9 6.4 77 Deer Park 9700 7.5 9.5 79 7.8 12.8 61 Hobbs Park 10100 6.4 8.0 80 6.4 8.1 79 Kirwin 9550 5.6 6.0 93 6.9 7.4 93 Little Warm 9370 5.5 6.6 83 7.3 8.5 86 Owl Creek 8975 2.2 3.1 71 2.8 3.7 76 South Pass 9040 6.3 9.7 65 5.5 11.3 49 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 2.3 4.2 55 3.6 5.5 65 Togwotee Pass 9580 13.7 15.5 88 16.3 16.4 99 Townsend Creek 8700 3.9 5.5 71 5.0 7.3 68 Younts Peak 8350 7.5 10.1 74 8.0 10.8 74 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 79 76 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 13.4 15.0 89 15.3 13.7 112 Evening Star 9200 16.4 16.7 98 18.9 18.6 102 Marquette 8760 -M -M * 6.5 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 11.1 13.5 82 15.6 15.4 101 Sylvan Road 7120 6.3 8.0 79 11.1 12.2 91 Younts Peak 8350 7.5 10.1 74 8.0 10.8 74 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 86 97 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 7.7 11.2 69 7.1 11.1 64 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.7 3.6 103 3.7 5.3 70 Blackwater 9780 13.4 15.0 89 15.3 13.7 112 Bone Springs Div 9350 6.6 9.9 67 6.0 10.0 60 Evening Star 9200 16.4 16.7 98 18.9 18.6 102 Grave Springs 8550 3.5 5.1 69 3.2 6.7 48 Kirwin 9550 5.6 6.0 93 6.9 7.4 93 Marquette 8760 -M -M * 6.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 5.3 6.6 80 3.1 7.6 41 Owl Creek 8975 2.2 3.1 71 2.8 3.7 76 Powder River Pass 9480 4.0 6.9 58 3.9 8.1 48 Shell Creek 9580 5.5 9.4 59 5.2 9.2 57 Sylvan Lake 8420 11.1 13.5 82 15.6 15.4 101 Sylvan Road 7120 6.3 8.0 79 11.1 12.2 91 Timber Creek 7950 2.7 3.1 87 6.3 4.6 137 Younts Peak 8350 7.5 10.1 74 8.0 10.8 74 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 79 81 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 3.0 5.1 59 3.6 6.8 53 Bone Springs Div 9350 6.6 9.9 67 6.0 10.0 60 Burgess Junction 7880 3.9 7.0 56 5.0 7.8 64 Dome Lake 8880 3.0 7.2 42 4.0 8.7 46 Little Goose 8870 3.6 -M * 4.6 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 4.6 7.4 62 4.9 9.0 54 Tie Creek 6870 1.6 3.5 46 3.9 7.3 53 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 57 55 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.7 3.6 103 3.7 5.3 70 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 4.8 8.7 55 -M 8.2 * Grave Springs 8550 3.5 5.1 69 3.2 6.7 48 Hansen Sawmill 8360 3.3 4.0 82 3.6 5.2 69 Middle Powder 7760 5.3 6.6 80 3.1 7.6 41 Powder River Pass 9480 4.0 6.9 58 3.9 8.1 48 Soldier Park 8720 1.9 -M * 3.6 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 70 53 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 7.7 11.2 69 7.1 11.1 64 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.7 3.6 103 3.7 5.3 70 Big Goose 7990 3.0 5.1 59 3.6 6.8 53 Blackwater 9780 13.4 15.0 89 15.3 13.7 112 Bone Springs Div 9350 6.6 9.9 67 6.0 10.0 60 Burgess Junction 7880 3.9 7.0 56 5.0 7.8 64 Burroughs Creek 8750 7.4 -M * 8.9 -M * Castle Creek 8400 3.1 -M * 4.5 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 4.8 8.7 55 -M 8.2 * Cold Springs 9630 4.3 4.8 90 4.9 6.4 77 Deer Park 9700 7.5 9.5 79 7.8 12.8 61 Dome Lake 8880 3.0 7.2 42 4.0 8.7 46 Evening Star 9200 16.4 16.7 98 18.9 18.6 102 Grave Springs 8550 3.5 5.1 69 3.2 6.7 48 Hansen Sawmill 8360 3.3 4.0 82 3.6 5.2 69 Hobbs Park 10100 6.4 8.0 80 6.4 8.1 79 Kirwin 9550 5.6 6.0 93 6.9 7.4 93 Little Goose 8870 3.6 -M * 4.6 -M * Little Warm 9370 5.5 6.6 83 7.3 8.5 86 Marquette 8760 -M -M * 6.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 5.3 6.6 80 3.1 7.6 41 Owl Creek 8975 2.2 3.1 71 2.8 3.7 76 Powder River Pass 9480 4.0 6.9 58 3.9 8.1 48 Shell Creek 9580 5.5 9.4 59 5.2 9.2 57 Soldier Park 8720 1.9 -M * 3.6 -M * South Pass 9040 6.3 9.7 65 5.5 11.3 49 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 2.3 4.2 55 3.6 5.5 65 Sucker Creek 8880 4.6 7.4 62 4.9 9.0 54 Sylvan Lake 8420 11.1 13.5 82 15.6 15.4 101 Sylvan Road 7120 6.3 8.0 79 11.1 12.2 91 Tie Creek 6870 1.6 3.5 46 3.9 7.3 53 Timber Creek 7950 2.7 3.1 87 6.3 4.6 137 Togwotee Pass 9580 13.7 15.5 88 16.3 16.4 99 Townsend Creek 8700 3.9 5.5 71 5.0 7.3 68 Younts Peak 8350 7.5 10.1 74 8.0 10.8 74 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75 75 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 13.9 18.1 77 14.0 16.6 84 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 9.6 12.9 74 9.6 12.9 74 DOME LAKE 8880 11.7 14.8 79 10.8 14.8 73 SUCKER CREEK 8880 9.2 13.3 69 10.8 14.8 73 TIE CREEK 6870 6.2 -M * 8.8 12.4 71 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 75 76
POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) BEAR TRAP MEADOW 7900 5.3 6.7 79 7.3 9.4 78 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR 9860 11.5 16.9 68 10.8 15.2 71 GRAVE SPRINGS 8550 7.6 10.7 71 7.6 11.0 69 HANSEN SAWMILL 8760 5.9 7.6 78 7.3 9.1 80 MIDDLE POWDER 7760 9.6 13.7 70 8.3 13.3 62 POWDER RIVER PASS 9480 8.4 11.5 73 10.7 13.1 82 ----- ----- Basin wide percent of average 72 73 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN BALD MTN. 9375 17.7 22.4 79 16.0 19.1 84 BEAR TRAP MEADOW 7900 5.3 6.7 79 7.3 9.4 78 BIG GOOSE 7990 7.6 -M * 8.7 -M * BLACKWATER 9780 17.3 24.8 70 16.1 19.4 83 BONE SPRINGS DIV 9350 13.9 18.1 77 14.0 16.6 84 BURGESS JUNCTION 7880 9.6 12.9 74 9.6 12.9 74 BURROUGHS CREEK 8750 9.7 15.2 64 10.8 18.0 60