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 MONDAY: JANUARY 16 , 2017

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- MONTANA KOOTENAI RIVER BASIN Banfield Mountain 5600 6.1 9.8 62 17.0 14.5 117 Bear Mountain 5400 18.1 29.4 62 46.0 41.1 112 Garver Creek 4250 3.4 6.0 57 15.4 11.2 138 Grave Creek 4300 6.6 8.8 75 24.3 19.2 127 Hand Creek 5035 5.3 6.4 83 12.0 9.6 125 Hawkins Lake 6450 11.2 12.7 88 23.7 17.4 136 Poorman Creek 5100 15.2 19.2 79 40.7 32.1 127 Stahl Peak 6030 21.1 19.2 110 27.7 22.1 125 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 78 124 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 14.7 16.1 91 18.4 18.8 98 Bisson Creek 4920 4.4 5.0 88 13.7 9.4 146 Blacktail Mtn 5650 5.8 -M * 10.2 -M * Emery Creek 4350 6.2 7.7 81 19.1 14.4 133 Flattop Mtn. 6300 21.4 24.4 88 33.1 27.7 119 Grave Creek 4300 6.6 8.8 75 24.3 19.2 127 Hand Creek 5035 5.3 6.4 83 12.0 9.6 125 Kraft Creek 4750 7.0 -M * 17.8 15.4 116 Many Glacier 4900 5.8 7.6 76 22.0 18.8 117 Moss Peak 6780 17.2 19.0 91 26.8 20.7 129 Noisy Basin 6040 16.9 21.2 80 27.5 24.4 113 North Fork Jocko 6330 15.0 21.3 70 30.8 28.4 108 Pike Creek 5930 2.2 -M * 22.7 17.4 130 Sleeping Woman 6150 6.9 7.9 87 16.6 12.0 138 Stahl Peak 6030 21.1 19.2 110 27.7 22.1 125 Stuart Mountain 7400 14.0 17.0 82 20.1 18.2 110 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 86 120 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 4.4 6.7 66 7.0 8.8 80 Basin Creek 7180 2.5 4.0 62 4.2 5.2 81 Black Pine 7210 5.8 5.4 107 7.1 7.5 95 Combination 5600 2.9 2.6 112 5.8 5.5 105 Copper Bottom 5200 6.1 -M * 12.3 9.4 131 Copper Camp 6950 16.5 -M * 16.9 18.5 91 Lubrecht Flume 4680 2.9 3.0 97 7.7 6.2 124 Nevada Ridge 7020 7.6 7.1 107 10.7 9.4 114 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 4.1 5.5 75 8.7 7.8 112 North Fork Jocko 6330 15.0 21.3 70 30.8 28.4 108 Peterson Meadows 7200 3.8 4.6 83 6.8 6.2 110 Rocker Peak 8000 5.6 7.2 78 6.5 7.5 87 Skalkaho Summit 7250 8.2 11.8 69 13.0 13.0 100 Stuart Mountain 7400 14.0 17.0 82 20.1 18.2 110 Warm Springs 7800 7.6 10.7 71 11.6 12.6 92 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 79 103 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 5.0 5.4 93 7.5 8.0 94 Lolo Pass 5240 12.8 15.7 82 -M 19.6 * Nez Perce Camp 5650 7.6 7.1 107 12.4 11.8 105 Saddle Mtn. 7940 9.9 13.4 74 9.8 13.0 75 Skalkaho Summit 7250 8.2 11.8 69 13.0 13.0 100 Twelvemile Creek 5600 9.7 9.0 108 20.7 18.6 111 Twin Lakes 6400 16.5 21.8 76 26.8 26.0 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 100 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 15.1 21.4 71 29.1 27.0 108 Humboldt Gulch 4250 6.8 7.3 93 24.2 21.9 111 Lolo Pass 5240 12.8 15.7 82 -M 19.6 * Lookout 5140 10.9 15.9 69 24.7 23.4 106 Poorman Creek 5100 15.2 19.2 79 40.7 32.1 127 Sleeping Woman 6150 6.9 7.9 87 16.6 12.0 138 Stuart Mountain 7400 14.0 17.0 82 20.1 18.2 110 Sunset 5540 10.3 12.2 84 22.8 21.4 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 79 114 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 7.4 9.4 79 13.4 11.0 122 Barker Lakes 8250 4.4 6.7 66 7.0 8.8 80 Basin Creek 7180 2.5 4.0 62 4.2 5.2 81 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 4.6 * -M 5.8 * Bloody Dick 7600 6.1 6.8 90 8.2 8.5 96 Calvert Creek 6430 4.7 4.8 98 5.9 6.5 91 Clover Meadow 8600 5.9 8.8 67 10.1 9.5 106 Darkhorse Lake 8600 16.0 15.4 104 15.4 15.6 99 Divide 7800 3.4 5.4 63 8.5 6.4 133 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.7 3.8 124 7.1 5.8 122 Lakeview Ridge 7400 3.5 5.5 64 11.0 8.4 131 Lemhi Ridge 8100 6.0 5.6 107 8.7 7.3 119 Lower Twin 7900 6.6 9.5 69 14.4 11.6 124 Moose Creek 6200 7.3 9.6 76 11.3 11.6 97 Mule Creek 8300 7.3 7.6 96 11.4 9.3 123 Rocker Peak 8000 5.6 7.2 78 6.5 7.5 87 Saddle Mtn. 7940 9.9 13.4 74 9.8 13.0 75 Short Creek 7000 2.3 2.9 79 6.0 4.4 136 White Elephant 7710 11.8 13.5 87 25.6 16.7 153 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 110 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 7.4 9.4 79 13.4 11.0 122 Beaver Creek 7850 6.9 9.8 70 17.0 11.4 149 Black Bear 8170 21.0 20.7 101 30.0 21.4 140 Carrot Basin 9000 12.1 14.5 83 18.0 14.6 123 Clover Meadow 8600 5.9 8.8 67 10.1 9.5 106 Lone Mountain 8880 7.8 9.3 84 13.6 10.0 136 Lower Twin 7900 6.6 9.5 69 14.4 11.6 124 Madison Plateau 7750 12.6 12.2 103 21.5 15.1 142 Tepee Creek 8000 5.6 7.5 75 10.3 8.5 121 West Yellowstone 6700 7.0 6.2 113 14.6 8.4 174 Whiskey Creek 6800 7.9 8.3 95 15.8 11.6 136 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87 134 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 6.9 9.8 70 17.0 11.4 149 Brackett Creek 7320 7.1 9.5 75 14.7 14.3 103 Carrot Basin 9000 12.1 14.5 83 18.0 14.6 123 Lick Creek 6860 3.5 5.2 67 10.8 7.6 142 Lone Mountain 8880 7.8 9.3 84 13.6 10.0 136 Sacajawea 6550 5.8 7.4 78 14.7 13.0 113 Shower Falls 8100 8.4 10.8 78 16.8 12.7 132 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 78 126 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 7.4 9.4 79 13.4 11.0 122 Barker Lakes 8250 4.4 6.7 66 7.0 8.8 80 Basin Creek 7180 2.5 4.0 62 4.2 5.2 81 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 4.6 * -M 5.8 * Beaver Creek 7850 6.9 9.8 70 17.0 11.4 149 Black Bear 8170 21.0 20.7 101 30.0 21.4 140 Bloody Dick 7600 6.1 6.8 90 8.2 8.5 96 Brackett Creek 7320 7.1 9.5 75 14.7 14.3 103 Calvert Creek 6430 4.7 4.8 98 5.9 6.5 91 Carrot Basin 9000 12.1 14.5 83 18.0 14.6 123 Clover Meadow 8600 5.9 8.8 67 10.1 9.5 106 Darkhorse Lake 8600 16.0 15.4 104 15.4 15.6 99 Divide 7800 3.4 5.4 63 8.5 6.4 133 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.7 3.8 124 7.1 5.8 122 Lakeview Ridge 7400 3.5 5.5 64 11.0 8.4 131 Lemhi Ridge 8100 6.0 5.6 107 8.7 7.3 119 Lick Creek 6860 3.5 5.2 67 10.8 7.6 142 Lone Mountain 8880 7.8 9.3 84 13.6 10.0 136 Lower Twin 7900 6.6 9.5 69 14.4 11.6 124 Madison Plateau 7750 12.6 12.2 103 21.5 15.1 142 Moose Creek 6200 7.3 9.6 76 11.3 11.6 97 Mule Creek 8300 7.3 7.6 96 11.4 9.3 123 Rocker Peak 8000 5.6 7.2 78 6.5 7.5 87 Sacajawea 6550 5.8 7.4 78 14.7 13.0 113 Saddle Mtn. 7940 9.9 13.4 74 9.8 13.0 75 Short Creek 7000 2.3 2.9 79 6.0 4.4 136 Shower Falls 8100 8.4 10.8 78 16.8 12.7 132 Tepee Creek 8000 5.6 7.5 75 10.3 8.5 121 West Yellowstone 6700 7.0 6.2 113 14.6 8.4 174 Whiskey Creek 6800 7.9 8.3 95 15.8 11.6 136 White Elephant 7710 11.8 13.5 87 25.6 16.7 153 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 85 121 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 6.7 10.9 61 13.4 11.5 117 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.7 3.8 124 7.1 5.8 122 Nevada Ridge 7020 7.6 7.1 107 10.7 9.4 114 Rocker Peak 8000 5.6 7.2 78 6.5 7.5 87 Tizer Basin 6880 5.2 5.2 100 6.5 6.0 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87 110 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 6.7 10.9 61 13.4 11.5 117 Crystal Lake 6050 4.3 6.2 69 12.7 9.5 134 Daisy Peak 7600 2.7 5.1 53 5.9 6.2 95 Deadman Creek 6450 2.9 5.1 57 5.6 6.8 82 Elk Peak 7600 7.5 -M * 7.0 -M * Onion Park 7410 3.4 6.2 55 10.2 10.2 100 Pickfoot Creek 6650 5.6 5.5 102 11.4 8.4 136 Porcupine 6500 2.2 3.1 71 6.1 6.6 92 Spur Park 8100 7.9 10.9 72 8.5 9.5 89 Stringer Creek 6550 3.0 4.7 64 6.8 7.6 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 67 106 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 14.7 16.1 91 18.4 18.8 98 Dupuyer Creek 5750 4.3 4.5 96 7.4 7.6 97 Mount Lockhart 6400 9.4 10.4 90 15.1 14.4 105 Pike Creek 5930 2.2 -M * 22.7 17.4 130 Waldron 5600 6.2 5.6 111 11.1 9.6 116 Wood Creek 5960 4.0 4.5 89 10.0 9.0 111 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 94 110 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 14.7 16.1 91 18.4 18.8 98 Boulder Mountain 7950 6.7 10.9 61 13.4 11.5 117 Crystal Lake 6050 4.3 6.2 69 12.7 9.5 134 Daisy Peak 7600 2.7 5.1 53 5.9 6.2 95 Deadman Creek 6450 2.9 5.1 57 5.6 6.8 82 Dupuyer Creek 5750 4.3 4.5 96 7.4 7.6 97 Elk Peak 7600 7.5 -M * 7.0 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 4.7 3.8 124 7.1 5.8 122 Mount Lockhart 6400 9.4 10.4 90 15.1 14.4 105 Nevada Ridge 7020 7.6 7.1 107 10.7 9.4 114 Onion Park 7410 3.4 6.2 55 10.2 10.2 100 Pickfoot Creek 6650 5.6 5.5 102 11.4 8.4 136 Pike Creek 5930 2.2 -M * 22.7 17.4 130 Porcupine 6500 2.2 3.1 71 6.1 6.6 92 Rocker Peak 8000 5.6 7.2 78 6.5 7.5 87 Rocky Boy 4700 2.8 2.6 108 12.2 5.9 207 Spur Park 8100 7.9 10.9 72 8.5 9.5 89 Stringer Creek 6550 3.0 4.7 64 6.8 7.6 89 Tizer Basin 6880 5.2 5.2 100 6.5 6.0 108 Waldron 5600 6.2 5.6 111 11.1 9.6 116 Wood Creek 5960 4.0 4.5 89 10.0 9.0 111 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 111 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 21.4 24.4 88 33.1 27.7 119 Many Glacier 4900 5.8 7.6 76 22.0 18.8 117 Rocky Boy 4700 2.8 2.6 108 12.2 5.9 207 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87 128 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 15.0 12.4 121 11.4 11.1 103 Box Canyon 6670 4.2 4.9 86 7.1 7.3 97 Brackett Creek 7320 7.1 9.5 75 14.7 14.3 103 Burnt Mtn 5880 4.5 2.1 214 8.4 7.4 114 Canyon 7870 9.2 7.2 128 15.3 9.3 165 Cole Creek 7850 6.1 7.2 85 5.1 7.0 73 East Boulder Mine 6335 3.7 -M * 10.2 -M * Evening Star 9200 18.1 14.0 129 24.4 15.8 154 Fisher Creek 9100 17.7 18.2 97 22.9 18.0 127 Monument Peak 8850 9.5 10.6 90 15.9 12.4 128 Northeast Entrance 7350 6.4 5.3 121 11.5 7.2 160 Parker Peak 9400 15.8 11.5 137 18.6 10.0 186 Placer Basin 8830 7.2 9.5 76 11.4 10.6 108 Porcupine 6500 2.2 3.1 71 6.1 6.6 92 Sacajawea 6550 5.8 7.4 78 14.7 13.0 113 Shower Falls 8100 8.4 10.8 78 16.8 12.7 132 S Fork Shields 8100 3.6 7.6 47 12.1 11.1 109 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.4 11.2 111 22.7 13.1 173 Sylvan Road 7120 9.0 6.6 136 19.3 10.6 182 Thumb Divide 7980 9.8 7.9 124 15.3 10.7 143 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 22.9 15.5 148 23.5 15.3 154 White Mill 8700 14.7 12.6 117 17.7 13.5 131 Wolverine 7650 9.3 5.9 158 12.4 7.3 170 Younts Peak 8350 12.0 8.4 143 16.2 9.2 176 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 110 136 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 11.7 -M * 14.2 -M * Castle Creek 8400 6.6 -M * 8.6 -M * Cold Springs 9630 5.9 4.0 148 8.4 5.7 147 Deer Park 9700 17.2 7.2 239 20.8 10.8 193 Hobbs Park 10100 11.7 7.3 160 11.7 7.0 167 Kirwin 9550 9.3 5.3 175 12.3 6.6 186 Little Warm 9370 6.3 5.6 112 11.5 7.2 160 Owl Creek 8975 3.5 2.9 121 5.1 3.2 159 South Pass 9040 16.3 7.7 212 16.0 9.7 165 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 3.0 3.5 86 7.1 4.8 148 Togwotee Pass 9580 17.5 13.0 135 21.2 13.9 153 Townsend Creek 8700 6.2 4.4 141 9.0 6.5 138 Younts Peak 8350 12.0 8.4 143 16.2 9.2 176 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 157 165 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 19.0 12.9 147 22.7 11.7 194 Evening Star 9200 18.1 14.0 129 24.4 15.8 154 Marquette 8760 4.5 -M * 8.0 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 12.4 11.2 111 22.7 13.1 173 Sylvan Road 7120 9.0 6.6 136 19.3 10.6 182 Younts Peak 8350 12.0 8.4 143 16.2 9.2 176 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 133 174 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 11.7 9.9 118 10.4 9.5 109 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.8 2.9 97 4.3 4.6 93 Blackwater 9780 19.0 12.9 147 22.7 11.7 194 Bone Springs Div 9350 9.1 8.6 106 9.5 8.4 113 Evening Star 9200 18.1 14.0 129 24.4 15.8 154 Grave Springs 8550 3.2 4.4 73 4.4 5.8 76 Kirwin 9550 9.3 5.3 175 12.3 6.6 186 Marquette 8760 4.5 -M * 8.0 -M * Middle Powder 7760 4.1 6.0 68 4.8 6.7 72 Owl Creek 8975 3.5 2.9 121 5.1 3.2 159 Powder River Pass 9480 3.4 5.8 59 6.2 7.0 89 Shell Creek 9580 9.6 8.3 116 7.8 7.7 101 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.4 11.2 111 22.7 13.1 173 Sylvan Road 7120 9.0 6.6 136 19.3 10.6 182 Timber Creek 7950 3.2 2.5 128 4.6 4.2 110 Younts Peak 8350 12.0 8.4 143 16.2 9.2 176 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 119 141 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 4.9 4.3 114 6.0 5.9 102 Bone Springs Div 9350 9.1 8.6 106 9.5 8.4 113 Burgess Junction 7880 5.1 5.8 88 6.3 6.7 94 Dome Lake 8880 6.1 6.1 100 7.6 7.5 101 Little Goose 8870 5.3 -M * 7.5 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 6.0 6.3 95 6.5 7.7 84 Tie Creek 6870 3.6 2.7 133 6.6 6.4 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 103 100 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.8 2.9 97 4.3 4.6 93 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 6.6 7.2 92 8.4 7.1 118 Grave Springs 8550 3.2 4.4 73 4.4 5.8 76 Hansen Sawmill 8360 4.3 3.5 123 6.1 4.5 136 Middle Powder 7760 4.1 6.0 68 4.8 6.7 72 Powder River Pass 9480 3.4 5.8 59 6.2 7.0 89 Soldier Park 8720 7.0 -M * 6.3 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 96 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 11.7 9.9 118 10.4 9.5 109 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 2.8 2.9 97 4.3 4.6 93 Big Goose 7990 4.9 4.3 114 6.0 5.9 102 Blackwater 9780 19.0 12.9 147 22.7 11.7 194 Bone Springs Div 9350 9.1 8.6 106 9.5 8.4 113 Burgess Junction 7880 5.1 5.8 88 6.3 6.7 94 Burroughs Creek 8750 11.7 -M * 14.2 -M * Castle Creek 8400 6.6 -M * 8.6 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 6.6 7.2 92 8.4 7.1 118 Cold Springs 9630 5.9 4.0 148 8.4 5.7 147 Deer Park 9700 17.2 7.2 239 20.8 10.8 193 Dome Lake 8880 6.1 6.1 100 7.6 7.5 101 Evening Star 9200 18.1 14.0 129 24.4 15.8 154 Grave Springs 8550 3.2 4.4 73 4.4 5.8 76 Hansen Sawmill 8360 4.3 3.5 123 6.1 4.5 136 Hobbs Park 10100 11.7 7.3 160 11.7 7.0 167 Kirwin 9550 9.3 5.3 175 12.3 6.6 186 Little Goose 8870 5.3 -M * 7.5 -M * Little Warm 9370 6.3 5.6 112 11.5 7.2 160 Marquette 8760 4.5 -M * 8.0 -M * Middle Powder 7760 4.1 6.0 68 4.8 6.7 72 Owl Creek 8975 3.5 2.9 121 5.1 3.2 159 Powder River Pass 9480 3.4 5.8 59 6.2 7.0 89 Shell Creek 9580 9.6 8.3 116 7.8 7.7 101 Soldier Park 8720 7.0 -M * 6.3 -M * South Pass 9040 16.3 7.7 212 16.0 9.7 165 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 3.0 3.5 86 7.1 4.8 148 Sucker Creek 8880 6.0 6.3 95 6.5 7.7 84 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.4 11.2 111 22.7 13.1 173 Sylvan Road 7120 9.0 6.6 136 19.3 10.6 182 Tie Creek 6870 3.6 2.7 133 6.6 6.4 103 Timber Creek 7950 3.2 2.5 128 4.6 4.2 110 Togwotee Pass 9580 17.5 13.0 135 21.2 13.9 153 Townsend Creek 8700 6.2 4.4 141 9.0 6.5 138 Younts Peak 8350 12.0 8.4 143 16.2 9.2 176 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 127 139 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