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 WEDNESDAY: OCTOBER 1 , 2014

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- MONTANA KOOTENAI RIVER BASIN Banfield Mountain 5600 .0 .0 * 36.4 36.9 99 Bear Mountain 5400 .0 .0 * 81.3 87.2 93 Garver Creek 4250 .0 .0 * 25.6 26.9 95 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 47.4 49.0 97 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 29.9 28.8 104 Hawkins Lake 6450 .0 .0 * 44.8 45.9 98 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 .0 * 74.2 73.6 101 Stahl Peak 6030 .0 .0 * 61.1 62.3 98 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 98 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.9 53.2 109 Bisson Creek 4920 .0 .0 * 32.7 31.8 103 Blacktail Mtn 5650 .0 -M * 24.9 -M * Emery Creek 4350 .0 .0 * -M 39.4 * Flattop Mtn. 6300 .0 .0 * 75.7 70.0 108 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 47.4 49.0 97 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 29.9 28.8 104 Kraft Creek 4750 .0 -M * 40.8 38.6 106 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 44.9 48.2 93 Moss Peak 6780 .0 .0 * 64.4 59.9 108 Noisy Basin 6040 .0 .0 * 72.0 70.1 103 North Fork Jocko 6330 .0 .0 * 70.2 66.9 105 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 52.3 47.2 111 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 34.5 34.4 100 Stahl Peak 6030 .0 .0 * 61.1 62.3 98 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 50.6 47.5 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 104 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 .0 .0 * 34.1 34.9 98 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 27.9 24.6 113 Black Pine 7210 .0 .0 * 28.6 25.1 114 Combination 5600 .0 .0 * 18.8 20.2 93 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 26.8 24.5 109 Copper Camp 6950 .0 -M * 39.8 47.0 85 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 .0 * 20.5 20.3 101 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.8 28.6 111 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 .0 .0 * 23.6 26.1 90 North Fork Jocko 6330 .0 .0 * 70.2 66.9 105 Peterson Meadows 7200 .0 .0 * 27.9 26.3 106 Rocker Peak 8000 .0 .0 * 33.9 30.0 113 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 .0 * 39.6 37.2 106 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 50.6 47.5 107 Warm Springs 7800 .0 .0 * 43.1 41.2 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 103 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 .0 .0 * 25.1 25.1 100 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 48.5 47.6 102 Nez Perce Camp 5650 .0 .0 * 39.1 32.0 122 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.1 36.0 109 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 .0 * 39.6 37.2 106 Twelvemile Creek 5600 .0 .0 * 51.3 45.0 114 Twin Lakes 6400 .0 .0 * 70.9 64.5 110 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 109 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 .0 .0 * 63.6 64.2 99 Humboldt Gulch 4250 .0 .0 * 51.2 51.9 99 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 48.5 47.6 102 Lookout 5140 .0 .0 * 46.1 52.3 88 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 .0 * 74.2 73.6 101 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 34.5 34.4 100 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 50.6 47.5 107 Sunset 5540 .0 .0 * 47.2 53.2 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 98 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .0 .0 * 46.5 38.5 121 Barker Lakes 8250 .0 .0 * 34.1 34.9 98 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 27.9 24.6 113 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 23.4 23.6 99 Bloody Dick 7600 .0 .0 * 26.2 25.6 102 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 22.1 18.7 118 Clover Meadow 8600 .0 .0 * 32.6 33.9 96 Darkhorse Lake 8600 .0 .0 * 49.2 45.1 109 Divide 7800 .0 .0 * 29.7 24.5 121 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.7 127 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * 27.1 28.0 97 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .0 .0 * 24.3 25.1 97 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 47.0 40.2 117 Moose Creek 6200 .0 .0 * 33.1 30.9 107 Mule Creek 8300 .0 .0 * 31.7 30.4 104 Rocker Peak 8000 .0 .0 * 33.9 30.0 113 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.1 36.0 109 Short Creek 7000 .0 .0 * 16.9 17.7 95 White Elephant 7710 .0 .0 * 49.4 45.7 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 108 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .0 .0 * 46.5 38.5 121 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 40.3 33.2 121 Black Bear 8170 .0 .0 * 61.2 54.8 112 Carrot Basin 9000 .0 .0 * 52.3 43.4 121 Clover Meadow 8600 .0 .0 * 32.6 33.9 96 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 .0 * 38.4 34.0 113 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 47.0 40.2 117 Madison Plateau 7750 .0 .0 * 43.2 40.3 107 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .0 * 30.1 27.4 110 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.8 126 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .0 * 37.2 32.7 114 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 114 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 40.3 33.2 121 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 57.6 46.8 123 Carrot Basin 9000 .0 .0 * 52.3 43.4 121 Lick Creek 6860 .0 .0 * 32.1 30.1 107 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 .0 * 38.4 34.0 113 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 52.8 43.7 121 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 53.0 46.8 113 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 117 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 .0 .0 * 46.5 38.5 121 Barker Lakes 8250 .0 .0 * 34.1 34.9 98 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 27.9 24.6 113 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 23.4 23.6 99 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 40.3 33.2 121 Black Bear 8170 .0 .0 * 61.2 54.8 112 Bloody Dick 7600 .0 .0 * 26.2 25.6 102 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 57.6 46.8 123 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 22.1 18.7 118 Carrot Basin 9000 .0 .0 * 52.3 43.4 121 Clover Meadow 8600 .0 .0 * 32.6 33.9 96 Darkhorse Lake 8600 .0 .0 * 49.2 45.1 109 Divide 7800 .0 .0 * 29.7 24.5 121 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.7 127 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * 27.1 28.0 97 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .0 .0 * 24.3 25.1 97 Lick Creek 6860 .0 .0 * 32.1 30.1 107 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 .0 * 38.4 34.0 113 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 47.0 40.2 117 Madison Plateau 7750 .0 .0 * 43.2 40.3 107 Moose Creek 6200 .0 .0 * 33.1 30.9 107 Mule Creek 8300 .0 .0 * 31.7 30.4 104 Rocker Peak 8000 .0 .0 * 33.9 30.0 113 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 52.8 43.7 121 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.1 36.0 109 Short Creek 7000 .0 .0 * 16.9 17.7 95 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 53.0 46.8 113 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .0 * 30.1 27.4 110 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.8 126 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .0 * 37.2 32.7 114 White Elephant 7710 .0 .0 * 49.4 45.7 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 111 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 43.7 39.2 111 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.7 127 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.8 28.6 111 Rocker Peak 8000 .0 .0 * 33.9 30.0 113 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 .0 * 29.7 26.3 113 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 114 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 43.7 39.2 111 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .0 * 47.1 39.2 120 Daisy Peak 7600 .0 .0 * 32.7 27.2 120 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 30.6 26.9 114 Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * 32.0 -M * Onion Park 7410 .0 .0 * 38.1 34.9 109 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 29.4 29.9 98 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 30.0 26.8 112 Spur Park 8100 .0 .0 * 35.7 34.2 104 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .0 * 33.3 30.9 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 111 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.9 53.2 109 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .0 * 30.6 30.1 102 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .0 * 44.5 41.8 106 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 52.3 47.2 111 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 30.5 30.7 99 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 26.4 28.3 93 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 105 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.9 53.2 109 Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 43.7 39.2 111 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .0 * 47.1 39.2 120 Daisy Peak 7600 .0 .0 * 32.7 27.2 120 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 30.6 26.9 114 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .0 * 30.6 30.1 102 Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * 32.0 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 30.1 23.7 127 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .0 * 44.5 41.8 106 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.8 28.6 111 Onion Park 7410 .0 .0 * 38.1 34.9 109 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 29.4 29.9 98 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 52.3 47.2 111 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 30.0 26.8 112 Rocker Peak 8000 .0 .0 * 33.9 30.0 113 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 24.4 26.8 91 Spur Park 8100 .0 .0 * 35.7 34.2 104 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .0 * 33.3 30.9 108 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 .0 * 29.7 26.3 113 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 30.5 30.7 99 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 26.4 28.3 93 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 109 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 .0 .0 * 75.7 70.0 108 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 44.9 48.2 93 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 24.4 26.8 91 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 100 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 .0 .0 * 45.7 32.9 139 Box Canyon 6670 .0 .0 * 28.8 24.6 117 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 57.6 46.8 123 Burnt Mtn 5880 .0 .0 * 35.6 29.5 121 Canyon 7870 .0 .0 * 28.7 27.6 104 Cole Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 33.6 31.2 108 East Boulder Mine 6335 .0 -M * 32.7 -M * Evening Star 9200 .0 .0 * 59.2 44.8 132 Fisher Creek 9100 .0 .0 * 60.6 51.6 117 Monument Peak 8850 .0 .0 * 43.8 37.2 118 Northeast Entrance 7350 .0 .0 * 29.3 24.8 118 Parker Peak 9400 .0 .0 * 47.3 31.8 149 Placer Basin 8830 .0 .0 * 46.6 36.7 127 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 30.0 26.8 112 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 52.8 43.7 121 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 53.0 46.8 113 S Fork Shields 8100 .0 .0 * 48.2 41.2 117 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 47.3 38.2 124 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 35.2 26.9 131 Thumb Divide 7980 .0 .0 * 32.7 29.5 111 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 .0 .0 * 49.9 43.0 116 White Mill 8700 .0 .0 * 46.9 40.3 116 Wolverine 7650 .0 .0 * 29.5 23.4 126 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 29.3 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 121 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 .0 * 6.2 28.2 22 Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 23.0 -M * Cold Springs 9630 .0 .0 * 22.6 21.7 104 Deer Park 9700 .0 .0 * 32.0 34.9 92 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 .0 * 27.2 27.8 98 Kirwin 9550 .0 .0 * 30.7 26.5 116 Little Warm 9370 .0 .0 * 27.1 25.9 105 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 14.4 17.2 84 South Pass 9040 .0 .0 * 22.4 29.5 76 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .0 * 18.2 20.2 90 Togwotee Pass 9580 .0 .0 * 47.1 38.6 122 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .0 * 20.6 24.6 84 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 29.3 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 91 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 .0 .0 * 45.7 36.3 126 Evening Star 9200 .0 .0 * 59.2 44.8 132 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 25.5 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 47.3 38.2 124 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 35.2 26.9 131 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 29.3 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 128 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 .0 .0 * 35.4 32.2 110 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.6 20.8 123 Blackwater 9780 .0 .0 * 45.7 36.3 126 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 .0 * 32.6 31.4 104 Evening Star 9200 .0 .0 * 59.2 44.8 132 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 23.2 23.0 101 Kirwin 9550 .0 .0 * 30.7 26.5 116 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 25.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.6 25.0 118 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 14.4 17.2 84 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.6 26.7 118 Shell Creek 9580 .0 .0 * 33.3 28.3 118 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 47.3 38.2 124 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 35.2 26.9 131 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .0 * 22.5 21.1 107 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 29.3 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 117 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 .0 .0 * 28.4 24.6 115 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 .0 * 32.6 31.4 104 Burgess Junction 7880 .0 .0 * 27.8 26.0 107 Dome Lake 8880 .0 .0 * 34.1 28.3 120 Little Goose 8870 .0 -M * 34.7 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 .0 .0 * 33.4 29.9 112 Tie Creek 6870 .0 .0 * 28.8 26.7 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 111 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.6 20.8 123 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 .0 * 37.7 30.4 124 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 23.2 23.0 101 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .0 .0 * 26.0 21.9 119 Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.6 25.0 118 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.6 26.7 118 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 26.6 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 118 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 .0 .0 * 35.4 32.2 110 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.6 20.8 123 Big Goose 7990 .0 .0 * 28.4 24.6 115 Blackwater 9780 .0 .0 * 45.7 36.3 126 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 .0 * 32.6 31.4 104 Burgess Junction 7880 .0 .0 * 27.8 26.0 107 Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 .0 * 6.2 28.2 22 Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 23.0 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 .0 * 37.7 30.4 124 Cold Springs 9630 .0 .0 * 22.6 21.7 104 Deer Park 9700 .0 .0 * 32.0 34.9 92 Dome Lake 8880 .0 .0 * 34.1 28.3 120 Evening Star 9200 .0 .0 * 59.2 44.8 132 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 23.2 23.0 101 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .0 .0 * 26.0 21.9 119 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 .0 * 27.2 27.8 98 Kirwin 9550 .0 .0 * 30.7 26.5 116 Little Goose 8870 .0 -M * 34.7 -M * Little Warm 9370 .0 .0 * 27.1 25.9 105 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 25.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.6 25.0 118 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 14.4 17.2 84 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.6 26.7 118 Shell Creek 9580 .0 .0 * 33.3 28.3 118 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 26.6 -M * South Pass 9040 .0 .0 * 22.4 29.5 76 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .0 * 18.2 20.2 90 Sucker Creek 8880 .0 .0 * 33.4 29.9 112 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 47.3 38.2 124 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 35.2 26.9 131 Tie Creek 6870 .0 .0 * 28.8 26.7 108 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .0 * 22.5 21.1 107 Togwotee Pass 9580 .0 .0 * 47.1 38.6 122 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .0 * 20.6 24.6 84 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 29.3 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 108 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