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 FRIDAY: MARCH 6 , 2015

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- MONTANA KOOTENAI RIVER BASIN Banfield Mountain 5600 8.9 15.0 59 17.8 20.9 85 Bear Mountain 5400 21.5 49.3 44 50.0 56.9 88 Garver Creek 4250 5.6 8.3 67 13.5 14.6 92 Grave Creek 4300 10.1 13.5 75 26.4 26.2 101 Hand Creek 5035 6.6 9.7 68 13.7 13.7 100 Hawkins Lake 6450 16.6 19.9 83 25.3 23.8 106 Poorman Creek 5100 14.5 31.4 46 46.8 45.1 104 Stahl Peak 6030 24.2 28.1 86 29.2 31.2 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 62 96 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 26.7 24.6 109 25.5 27.1 94 Bisson Creek 4920 8.0 8.6 93 18.9 13.4 141 Blacktail Mtn 5650 8.0 -M * 11.4 -M * Emery Creek 4350 11.0 12.6 87 22.3 19.8 113 Flattop Mtn. 6300 30.5 34.7 88 39.7 39.4 101 Grave Creek 4300 10.1 13.5 75 26.4 26.2 101 Hand Creek 5035 6.6 9.7 68 13.7 13.7 100 Kraft Creek 4750 7.9 -M * 24.3 22.0 110 Many Glacier 4900 4.1 11.5 36 26.6 25.7 104 Moss Peak 6780 34.6 29.1 119 37.5 29.8 126 Noisy Basin 6040 35.0 32.3 108 38.5 35.7 108 North Fork Jocko 6330 32.5 34.6 94 43.6 40.8 107 Pike Creek 5930 2.4 -M * 26.4 24.9 106 Sleeping Woman 6150 11.8 12.5 94 20.0 17.0 118 Stahl Peak 6030 24.2 28.1 86 29.2 31.2 94 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.8 26.2 110 29.9 26.3 114 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 95 108 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 11.0 10.9 101 14.2 12.5 114 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 5.8 116 5.6 7.2 78 Black Pine 7210 10.2 8.6 119 13.4 10.8 124 Combination 5600 2.4 4.2 57 8.5 7.6 112 Copper Bottom 5200 3.1 -M * 12.7 13.6 93 Copper Camp 6950 30.1 -M * 21.2 26.8 79 Lubrecht Flume 4680 5.0 4.8 104 11.1 8.5 131 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.7 11.7 109 14.3 13.3 108 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 10.0 9.2 109 12.0 11.2 107 North Fork Jocko 6330 32.5 34.6 94 43.6 40.8 107 Peterson Meadows 7200 8.8 7.4 119 11.8 9.0 131 Rocker Peak 8000 12.3 10.3 119 12.2 10.8 113 Skalkaho Summit 7250 17.4 18.0 97 19.3 18.8 103 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.8 26.2 110 29.9 26.3 114 Warm Springs 7800 19.7 15.5 127 21.0 18.0 117 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 106 107 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 8.3 8.9 93 11.7 11.3 104 Lolo Pass 5240 18.8 23.8 79 30.0 28.4 106 Nez Perce Camp 5650 11.2 11.4 98 20.7 16.9 122 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.6 19.9 114 18.3 19.3 95 Skalkaho Summit 7250 17.4 18.0 97 19.3 18.8 103 Twelvemile Creek 5600 11.5 14.1 82 31.7 26.7 119 Twin Lakes 6400 32.6 31.8 103 40.8 37.8 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 96 108 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 24.2 33.2 73 34.9 39.4 89 Humboldt Gulch 4250 5.9 9.8 60 32.2 31.0 104 Lolo Pass 5240 18.8 23.8 79 30.0 28.4 106 Lookout 5140 9.7 25.5 38 29.1 33.5 87 Poorman Creek 5100 14.5 31.4 46 46.8 45.1 104 Sleeping Woman 6150 11.8 12.5 94 20.0 17.0 118 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.8 26.2 110 29.9 26.3 114 Sunset 5540 10.6 19.4 55 25.8 30.8 84 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 68 99 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 12.9 14.0 92 13.5 15.2 89 Barker Lakes 8250 11.0 10.9 101 14.2 12.5 114 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 5.8 116 5.6 7.2 78 Beagle Springs 8850 6.3 6.5 97 5.6 8.0 70 Bloody Dick 7600 10.2 9.6 106 11.6 12.0 97 Calvert Creek 6430 7.2 7.1 101 9.7 9.2 105 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 13.0 72 10.1 13.6 74 Darkhorse Lake 8600 26.6 23.2 115 24.1 22.4 108 Divide 7800 5.5 8.4 65 6.2 9.2 67 Frohner Meadow 6480 7.2 6.0 120 10.0 8.0 125 Lakeview Ridge 7400 4.2 8.9 47 6.0 11.7 51 Lemhi Ridge 8100 8.9 8.4 106 10.7 10.2 105 Lower Twin 7900 8.6 13.6 63 16.4 16.1 102 Moose Creek 6200 15.2 14.1 108 19.0 16.9 112 Mule Creek 8300 12.9 11.7 110 14.1 13.3 106 Rocker Peak 8000 12.3 10.3 119 12.2 10.8 113 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.6 19.9 114 18.3 19.3 95 Short Creek 7000 3.4 4.6 74 4.6 6.1 75 White Elephant 7710 15.4 21.1 73 15.7 24.8 63 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 95 92 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 12.9 14.0 92 13.5 15.2 89 Beaver Creek 7850 12.4 14.4 86 15.1 16.3 93 Black Bear 8170 23.4 30.5 77 23.5 32.0 73 Carrot Basin 9000 17.2 21.2 81 17.8 21.4 83 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 13.0 72 10.1 13.6 74 Lone Mountain 8880 11.4 13.7 83 12.4 14.1 88 Lower Twin 7900 8.6 13.6 63 16.4 16.1 102 Madison Plateau 7750 13.8 18.4 75 -M 22.1 * Tepee Creek 8000 8.8 11.0 80 8.1 12.1 67 West Yellowstone 6700 7.1 9.2 77 8.7 12.0 72 Whiskey Creek 6800 9.1 12.5 73 10.9 16.9 64 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 78 80 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 12.4 14.4 86 15.1 16.3 93 Brackett Creek 7320 20.5 15.0 137 22.6 20.5 110 Carrot Basin 9000 17.2 21.2 81 17.8 21.4 83 Lick Creek 6860 7.3 8.3 88 10.7 10.7 100 Lone Mountain 8880 11.4 13.7 83 12.4 14.1 88 Sacajawea 6550 13.1 12.2 107 20.0 18.2 110 Shower Falls 8100 16.5 16.3 101 19.5 18.2 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 97 99 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 12.9 14.0 92 13.5 15.2 89 Barker Lakes 8250 11.0 10.9 101 14.2 12.5 114 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 5.8 116 5.6 7.2 78 Beagle Springs 8850 6.3 6.5 97 5.6 8.0 70 Beaver Creek 7850 12.4 14.4 86 15.1 16.3 93 Black Bear 8170 23.4 30.5 77 23.5 32.0 73 Bloody Dick 7600 10.2 9.6 106 11.6 12.0 97 Brackett Creek 7320 20.5 15.0 137 22.6 20.5 110 Calvert Creek 6430 7.2 7.1 101 9.7 9.2 105 Carrot Basin 9000 17.2 21.2 81 17.8 21.4 83 Clover Meadow 8600 9.3 13.0 72 10.1 13.6 74 Darkhorse Lake 8600 26.6 23.2 115 24.1 22.4 108 Divide 7800 5.5 8.4 65 6.2 9.2 67 Frohner Meadow 6480 7.2 6.0 120 10.0 8.0 125 Lakeview Ridge 7400 4.2 8.9 47 6.0 11.7 51 Lemhi Ridge 8100 8.9 8.4 106 10.7 10.2 105 Lick Creek 6860 7.3 8.3 88 10.7 10.7 100 Lone Mountain 8880 11.4 13.7 83 12.4 14.1 88 Lower Twin 7900 8.6 13.6 63 16.4 16.1 102 Madison Plateau 7750 13.8 18.4 75 -M 22.1 * Moose Creek 6200 15.2 14.1 108 19.0 16.9 112 Mule Creek 8300 12.9 11.7 110 14.1 13.3 106 Rocker Peak 8000 12.3 10.3 119 12.2 10.8 113 Sacajawea 6550 13.1 12.2 107 20.0 18.2 110 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.6 19.9 114 18.3 19.3 95 Short Creek 7000 3.4 4.6 74 4.6 6.1 75 Shower Falls 8100 16.5 16.3 101 19.5 18.2 107 Tepee Creek 8000 8.8 11.0 80 8.1 12.1 67 West Yellowstone 6700 7.1 9.2 77 8.7 12.0 72 Whiskey Creek 6800 9.1 12.5 73 10.9 16.9 64 White Elephant 7710 15.4 21.1 73 15.7 24.8 63 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 92 90 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 14.6 16.1 91 17.7 16.4 108 Frohner Meadow 6480 7.2 6.0 120 10.0 8.0 125 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.7 11.7 109 14.3 13.3 108 Rocker Peak 8000 12.3 10.3 119 12.2 10.8 113 Tizer Basin 6880 7.3 7.6 96 8.6 8.3 104 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 105 111 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 14.6 16.1 91 17.7 16.4 108 Crystal Lake 6050 12.0 9.3 129 14.9 13.3 112 Daisy Peak 7600 8.2 7.5 109 8.2 8.7 94 Deadman Creek 6450 10.3 8.3 124 12.2 9.8 124 Elk Peak 7600 17.2 -M * 8.2 -M * Onion Park 7410 13.1 10.5 125 16.1 14.3 113 Pickfoot Creek 6650 9.0 8.6 105 12.8 11.6 110 Porcupine 6500 3.3 5.5 60 7.1 9.4 76 Spur Park 8100 19.1 16.0 119 17.0 13.8 123 Stringer Creek 6550 10.5 8.9 118 12.9 11.3 114 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 110 109 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 26.7 24.6 109 25.5 27.1 94 Dupuyer Creek 5750 3.5 7.1 49 12.9 10.5 123 Mount Lockhart 6400 15.2 15.7 97 22.9 20.7 111 Pike Creek 5930 2.4 -M * 26.4 24.9 106 Waldron 5600 7.1 9.0 79 16.5 13.6 121 Wood Creek 5960 6.2 7.7 81 15.4 12.4 124 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 92 110 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 26.7 24.6 109 25.5 27.1 94 Boulder Mountain 7950 14.6 16.1 91 17.7 16.4 108 Crystal Lake 6050 12.0 9.3 129 14.9 13.3 112 Daisy Peak 7600 8.2 7.5 109 8.2 8.7 94 Deadman Creek 6450 10.3 8.3 124 12.2 9.8 124 Dupuyer Creek 5750 3.5 7.1 49 12.9 10.5 123 Elk Peak 7600 17.2 -M * 8.2 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 7.2 6.0 120 10.0 8.0 125 Mount Lockhart 6400 15.2 15.7 97 22.9 20.7 111 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.7 11.7 109 14.3 13.3 108 Onion Park 7410 13.1 10.5 125 16.1 14.3 113 Pickfoot Creek 6650 9.0 8.6 105 12.8 11.6 110 Pike Creek 5930 2.4 -M * 26.4 24.9 106 Porcupine 6500 3.3 5.5 60 7.1 9.4 76 Rocker Peak 8000 12.3 10.3 119 12.2 10.8 113 Rocky Boy 4700 5.0 4.2 119 14.2 8.1 175 Spur Park 8100 19.1 16.0 119 17.0 13.8 123 Stringer Creek 6550 10.5 8.9 118 12.9 11.3 114 Tizer Basin 6880 7.3 7.6 96 8.6 8.3 104 Waldron 5600 7.1 9.0 79 16.5 13.6 121 Wood Creek 5960 6.2 7.7 81 15.4 12.4 124 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 104 112 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 30.5 34.7 88 39.7 39.4 101 Many Glacier 4900 4.1 11.5 36 26.6 25.7 104 Rocky Boy 4700 5.0 4.2 119 14.2 8.1 175 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 79 110 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 18.1 17.7 102 17.4 16.3 107 Box Canyon 6670 8.3 7.7 108 11.5 10.2 113 Brackett Creek 7320 20.5 15.0 137 22.6 20.5 110 Burnt Mtn 5880 3.7 4.3 86 11.2 9.8 114 Canyon 7870 9.6 11.1 86 10.7 13.5 79 Cole Creek 7850 11.7 10.7 109 11.2 9.4 119 East Boulder Mine 6335 1.0 -M * 9.7 -M * Evening Star 9200 22.6 20.1 112 23.9 22.8 105 Fisher Creek 9100 26.9 26.3 102 24.9 26.4 94 Monument Peak 8850 16.9 15.5 109 18.3 17.6 104 Northeast Entrance 7350 9.6 8.5 113 12.1 10.2 119 Parker Peak 9400 19.1 16.3 117 18.2 14.5 126 Placer Basin 8830 13.6 13.4 101 14.6 15.0 97 Porcupine 6500 3.3 5.5 60 7.1 9.4 76 Sacajawea 6550 13.1 12.2 107 20.0 18.2 110 Shower Falls 8100 16.5 16.3 101 19.5 18.2 107 S Fork Shields 8100 10.9 12.5 87 16.6 15.8 105 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.2 16.4 87 16.7 18.5 90 Sylvan Road 7120 10.2 9.8 104 13.7 14.3 96 Thumb Divide 7980 9.2 12.6 73 10.3 15.3 67 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 22.8 22.1 103 20.4 22.5 91 White Mill 8700 22.2 18.8 118 20.6 19.7 105 Wolverine 7650 11.0 8.8 125 12.0 10.2 118 Younts Peak 8350 -M 12.0 * -M 13.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 104 101 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 12.7 -M * 14.6 -M * Castle Creek 8400 7.9 -M * 7.9 -M * Cold Springs 9630 6.7 5.7 118 7.1 7.8 91 Deer Park 9700 9.5 11.2 85 12.1 15.6 78 Hobbs Park 10100 8.3 10.4 80 8.7 10.0 87 Kirwin 9550 9.3 7.4 126 10.9 9.1 120 Little Warm 9370 8.8 8.3 106 9.9 10.2 97 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.1 112 6.0 4.4 136 South Pass 9040 9.4 12.0 78 9.8 14.0 70 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 4.2 5.6 75 5.6 6.8 82 Togwotee Pass 9580 20.6 18.8 110 22.0 20.0 110 Townsend Creek 8700 5.7 7.1 80 7.8 9.0 87 Younts Peak 8350 -M 12.0 * -M 13.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 96 93 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 17.3 18.1 96 18.0 16.6 108 Evening Star 9200 22.6 20.1 112 23.9 22.8 105 Marquette 8760 5.2 -M * 7.0 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 14.2 16.4 87 16.7 18.5 90 Sylvan Road 7120 10.2 9.8 104 13.7 14.3 96 Younts Peak 8350 -M 12.0 * -M 13.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 100 100 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 14.3 15.5 92 10.9 13.5 81 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 7.7 4.6 167 7.0 6.4 109 Blackwater 9780 17.3 18.1 96 18.0 16.6 108 Bone Springs Div 9350 12.6 12.9 98 10.5 12.2 86 Evening Star 9200 22.6 20.1 112 23.9 22.8 105 Grave Springs 8550 7.8 7.1 110 6.8 8.2 83 Kirwin 9550 9.3 7.4 126 10.9 9.1 120 Marquette 8760 5.2 -M * 7.0 -M * Middle Powder 7760 10.4 8.4 124 8.7 9.0 97 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.1 112 6.0 4.4 136 Powder River Pass 9480 9.9 8.2 121 10.8 9.9 109 Shell Creek 9580 10.9 12.0 91 10.3 10.9 94 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.2 16.4 87 16.7 18.5 90 Sylvan Road 7120 10.2 9.8 104 13.7 14.3 96 Timber Creek 7950 5.4 3.9 138 7.1 5.4 131 Younts Peak 8350 -M 12.0 * -M 13.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 106 100 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 7.4 6.5 114 8.1 8.1 100 Bone Springs Div 9350 12.6 12.9 98 10.5 12.2 86 Burgess Junction 7880 9.6 8.8 109 9.3 9.4 99 Dome Lake 8880 9.8 9.0 109 8.9 10.2 87 Little Goose 8870 8.1 -M * 9.7 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 10.5 9.5 111 10.5 10.9 96 Tie Creek 6870 4.1 4.6 89 9.0 8.7 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 105 95 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 7.7 4.6 167 7.0 6.4 109 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 12.3 11.0 112 10.9 9.9 110 Grave Springs 8550 7.8 7.1 110 6.8 8.2 83 Hansen Sawmill 8360 6.4 4.8 133 7.3 6.3 116 Middle Powder 7760 10.4 8.4 124 8.7 9.0 97 Powder River Pass 9480 9.9 8.2 121 10.8 9.9 109 Soldier Park 8720 5.5 -M * 6.9 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 124 104 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 14.3 15.5 92 10.9 13.5 81 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 7.7 4.6 167 7.0 6.4 109 Big Goose 7990 7.4 6.5 114 8.1 8.1 100 Blackwater 9780 17.3 18.1 96 18.0 16.6 108 Bone Springs Div 9350 12.6 12.9 98 10.5 12.2 86 Burgess Junction 7880 9.6 8.8 109 9.3 9.4 99 Burroughs Creek 8750 12.7 -M * 14.6 -M * Castle Creek 8400 7.9 -M * 7.9 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 12.3 11.0 112 10.9 9.9 110 Cold Springs 9630 6.7 5.7 118 7.1 7.8 91 Deer Park 9700 9.5 11.2 85 12.1 15.6 78 Dome Lake 8880 9.8 9.0 109 8.9 10.2 87 Evening Star 9200 22.6 20.1 112 23.9 22.8 105 Grave Springs 8550 7.8 7.1 110 6.8 8.2 83 Hansen Sawmill 8360 6.4 4.8 133 7.3 6.3 116 Hobbs Park 10100 8.3 10.4 80 8.7 10.0 87 Kirwin 9550 9.3 7.4 126 10.9 9.1 120 Little Goose 8870 8.1 -M * 9.7 -M * Little Warm 9370 8.8 8.3 106 9.9 10.2 97 Marquette 8760 5.2 -M * 7.0 -M * Middle Powder 7760 10.4 8.4 124 8.7 9.0 97 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.1 112 6.0 4.4 136 Powder River Pass 9480 9.9 8.2 121 10.8 9.9 109 Shell Creek 9580 10.9 12.0 91 10.3 10.9 94 Soldier Park 8720 5.5 -M * 6.9 -M * South Pass 9040 9.4 12.0 78 9.8 14.0 70 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 4.2 5.6 75 5.6 6.8 82 Sucker Creek 8880 10.5 9.5 111 10.5 10.9 96 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.2 16.4 87 16.7 18.5 90 Sylvan Road 7120 10.2 9.8 104 13.7 14.3 96 Tie Creek 6870 4.1 4.6 89 9.0 8.7 103 Timber Creek 7950 5.4 3.9 138 7.1 5.4 131 Togwotee Pass 9580 20.6 18.8 110 22.0 20.0 110 Townsend Creek 8700 5.7 7.1 80 7.8 9.0 87 Younts Peak 8350 -M 12.0 * -M 13.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 103 97 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