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 THURSDAY: DECEMBER 8 , 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 1.6 4.9 33 12.5 8.4 149 Bear Mountain 5400 10.3 13.1 79 37.9 25.6 148 Garver Creek 4250 1.1 3.3 33 12.0 6.7 179 Grave Creek 4300 2.6 3.6 72 19.8 12.3 161 Hand Creek 5035 1.7 2.8 61 7.8 5.7 137 Hawkins Lake 6450 6.3 7.2 88 19.5 10.9 179 Poorman Creek 5100 5.6 7.6 74 30.6 19.1 160 Stahl Peak 6030 16.1 10.5 153 22.2 13.8 161 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 85 158 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 6.0 8.1 74 10.0 11.4 88 Bisson Creek 4920 1.1 2.1 52 10.3 5.7 181 Blacktail Mtn 5650 1.5 -M * 6.7 -M * Emery Creek 4350 2.7 3.4 79 15.1 8.7 174 Flattop Mtn. 6300 13.1 12.6 104 23.3 15.9 147 Grave Creek 4300 2.6 3.6 72 19.8 12.3 161 Hand Creek 5035 1.7 2.8 61 7.8 5.7 137 Kraft Creek 4750 2.3 -M * 11.8 9.2 128 Many Glacier 4900 1.6 3.1 52 17.1 12.3 139 Moss Peak 6780 9.9 10.2 97 19.4 12.4 156 Noisy Basin 6040 9.2 9.8 94 20.8 13.5 154 North Fork Jocko 6330 5.7 10.5 54 20.9 16.9 124 Pike Creek 5930 2.0 -M * 15.1 10.6 142 Sleeping Woman 6150 2.2 3.7 59 11.2 7.3 153 Stahl Peak 6030 16.1 10.5 153 22.2 13.8 161 Stuart Mountain 7400 5.3 8.4 63 11.8 9.9 119 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87 143 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 1.2 4.6 26 4.5 6.0 75 Basin Creek 7180 .6 2.7 22 2.5 3.7 68 Black Pine 7210 1.6 2.4 67 3.3 4.6 72 Combination 5600 .4 1.1 36 2.7 3.5 77 Copper Bottom 5200 1.3 -M * 6.3 5.4 117 Copper Camp 6950 2.4 -M * 9.1 10.9 83 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .4 1.2 33 5.4 4.0 135 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.1 3.4 62 5.4 5.8 93 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 .7 2.6 27 5.7 4.8 119 North Fork Jocko 6330 5.7 10.5 54 20.9 16.9 124 Peterson Meadows 7200 1.0 2.7 37 3.9 4.1 95 Rocker Peak 8000 1.9 4.4 43 3.0 4.8 62 Skalkaho Summit 7250 2.2 5.8 38 7.3 7.5 97 Stuart Mountain 7400 5.3 8.4 63 11.8 9.9 119 Warm Springs 7800 3.0 6.3 48 6.6 7.7 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 47 99 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 1.5 2.6 58 4.0 5.0 80 Lolo Pass 5240 2.8 6.9 41 12.1 11.6 104 Nez Perce Camp 5650 2.2 3.1 71 6.7 7.1 94 Saddle Mtn. 7940 2.2 6.5 34 3.6 7.1 51 Skalkaho Summit 7250 2.2 5.8 38 7.3 7.5 97 Twelvemile Creek 5600 2.5 3.5 71 12.1 11.1 109 Twin Lakes 6400 4.9 9.7 51 15.6 15.2 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 48 95 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 4.4 11.4 39 18.9 16.2 117 Humboldt Gulch 4250 2.2 3.0 73 18.7 13.6 138 Lolo Pass 5240 2.8 6.9 41 12.1 11.6 104 Lookout 5140 3.2 6.8 47 18.9 13.7 138 Poorman Creek 5100 5.6 7.6 74 30.6 19.1 160 Sleeping Woman 6150 2.2 3.7 59 11.2 7.3 153 Stuart Mountain 7400 5.3 8.4 63 11.8 9.9 119 Sunset 5540 3.6 4.7 77 17.3 13.0 133 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 56 134 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 1.8 5.6 32 8.4 7.2 117 Barker Lakes 8250 1.2 4.6 26 4.5 6.0 75 Basin Creek 7180 .6 2.7 22 2.5 3.7 68 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 2.5 * -M 4.0 * Bloody Dick 7600 1.1 3.5 31 3.6 5.4 67 Calvert Creek 6430 .7 1.9 37 2.3 3.8 61 Clover Meadow 8600 2.5 5.9 42 6.4 6.2 103 Darkhorse Lake 8600 7.2 8.7 83 7.3 9.4 78 Divide 7800 .8 2.9 28 5.6 4.2 133 Frohner Meadow 6480 1.5 2.0 75 3.9 3.9 100 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .8 2.9 28 7.7 5.4 143 Lemhi Ridge 8100 1.4 3.2 44 4.1 4.7 87 Lower Twin 7900 1.5 5.9 25 8.6 7.5 115 Moose Creek 6200 1.2 4.1 29 5.0 6.5 77 Mule Creek 8300 1.4 4.5 31 5.6 5.8 97 Rocker Peak 8000 1.9 4.4 43 3.0 4.8 62 Saddle Mtn. 7940 2.2 6.5 34 3.6 7.1 51 Short Creek 7000 .5 1.7 29 4.0 3.1 129 White Elephant 7710 3.5 7.0 50 13.6 9.5 143 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 41 96 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 1.8 5.6 32 8.4 7.2 117 Beaver Creek 7850 1.5 5.1 29 11.0 6.7 164 Black Bear 8170 7.7 10.9 71 17.2 12.4 139 Carrot Basin 9000 4.6 8.4 55 10.8 8.6 126 Clover Meadow 8600 2.5 5.9 42 6.4 6.2 103 Lone Mountain 8880 2.2 5.2 42 9.1 6.4 142 Lower Twin 7900 1.5 5.9 25 8.6 7.5 115 Madison Plateau 7750 3.7 6.5 57 13.9 8.6 162 Tepee Creek 8000 1.5 4.1 37 6.5 5.3 123 West Yellowstone 6700 1.6 2.6 62 9.2 4.9 188 Whiskey Creek 6800 1.4 4.0 35 9.1 6.9 132 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 47 137 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 1.5 5.1 29 11.0 6.7 164 Brackett Creek 7320 2.3 4.7 49 9.8 9.1 108 Carrot Basin 9000 4.6 8.4 55 10.8 8.6 126 Lick Creek 6860 1.9 3.1 61 8.4 5.1 165 Lone Mountain 8880 2.2 5.2 42 9.1 6.4 142 Sacajawea 6550 2.1 3.4 62 10.6 8.6 123 Shower Falls 8100 5.0 6.7 75 13.3 8.2 162 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 54 139 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 1.8 5.6 32 8.4 7.2 117 Barker Lakes 8250 1.2 4.6 26 4.5 6.0 75 Basin Creek 7180 .6 2.7 22 2.5 3.7 68 Beagle Springs 8850 -M 2.5 * -M 4.0 * Beaver Creek 7850 1.5 5.1 29 11.0 6.7 164 Black Bear 8170 7.7 10.9 71 17.2 12.4 139 Bloody Dick 7600 1.1 3.5 31 3.6 5.4 67 Brackett Creek 7320 2.3 4.7 49 9.8 9.1 108 Calvert Creek 6430 .7 1.9 37 2.3 3.8 61 Carrot Basin 9000 4.6 8.4 55 10.8 8.6 126 Clover Meadow 8600 2.5 5.9 42 6.4 6.2 103 Darkhorse Lake 8600 7.2 8.7 83 7.3 9.4 78 Divide 7800 .8 2.9 28 5.6 4.2 133 Frohner Meadow 6480 1.5 2.0 75 3.9 3.9 100 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .8 2.9 28 7.7 5.4 143 Lemhi Ridge 8100 1.4 3.2 44 4.1 4.7 87 Lick Creek 6860 1.9 3.1 61 8.4 5.1 165 Lone Mountain 8880 2.2 5.2 42 9.1 6.4 142 Lower Twin 7900 1.5 5.9 25 8.6 7.5 115 Madison Plateau 7750 3.7 6.5 57 13.9 8.6 162 Moose Creek 6200 1.2 4.1 29 5.0 6.5 77 Mule Creek 8300 1.4 4.5 31 5.6 5.8 97 Rocker Peak 8000 1.9 4.4 43 3.0 4.8 62 Sacajawea 6550 2.1 3.4 62 10.6 8.6 123 Saddle Mtn. 7940 2.2 6.5 34 3.6 7.1 51 Short Creek 7000 .5 1.7 29 4.0 3.1 129 Shower Falls 8100 5.0 6.7 75 13.3 8.2 162 Tepee Creek 8000 1.5 4.1 37 6.5 5.3 123 West Yellowstone 6700 1.6 2.6 62 9.2 4.9 188 Whiskey Creek 6800 1.4 4.0 35 9.1 6.9 132 White Elephant 7710 3.5 7.0 50 13.6 9.5 143 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 47 117 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 1.9 6.3 30 8.7 7.0 124 Frohner Meadow 6480 1.5 2.0 75 3.9 3.9 100 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.1 3.4 62 5.4 5.8 93 Rocker Peak 8000 1.9 4.4 43 3.0 4.8 62 Tizer Basin 6880 2.8 3.2 88 3.7 4.2 88 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 53 96 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 1.9 6.3 30 8.7 7.0 124 Crystal Lake 6050 2.5 3.0 83 10.4 6.0 173 Daisy Peak 7600 .2 2.5 8 3.3 4.0 82 Deadman Creek 6450 .6 2.4 25 3.7 4.2 88 Elk Peak 7600 1.0 -M * 4.4 -M * Onion Park 7410 1.3 3.7 35 5.8 6.8 85 Pickfoot Creek 6650 1.4 2.8 50 7.8 5.6 139 Porcupine 6500 .3 1.3 23 4.0 4.4 91 Spur Park 8100 1.6 6.3 25 4.7 5.7 82 Stringer Creek 6550 .9 2.5 36 4.8 5.1 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 35 109 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 6.0 8.1 74 10.0 11.4 88 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .2 1.6 12 3.9 5.1 76 Mount Lockhart 6400 2.7 5.1 53 8.5 8.7 98 Pike Creek 5930 2.0 -M * 15.1 10.6 142 Waldron 5600 1.7 2.7 63 6.4 6.0 107 Wood Creek 5960 .6 2.0 30 6.3 5.8 109 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 57 105 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 6.0 8.1 74 10.0 11.4 88 Boulder Mountain 7950 1.9 6.3 30 8.7 7.0 124 Crystal Lake 6050 2.5 3.0 83 10.4 6.0 173 Daisy Peak 7600 .2 2.5 8 3.3 4.0 82 Deadman Creek 6450 .6 2.4 25 3.7 4.2 88 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .2 1.6 12 3.9 5.1 76 Elk Peak 7600 1.0 -M * 4.4 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 1.5 2.0 75 3.9 3.9 100 Mount Lockhart 6400 2.7 5.1 53 8.5 8.7 98 Nevada Ridge 7020 2.1 3.4 62 5.4 5.8 93 Onion Park 7410 1.3 3.7 35 5.8 6.8 85 Pickfoot Creek 6650 1.4 2.8 50 7.8 5.6 139 Pike Creek 5930 2.0 -M * 15.1 10.6 142 Porcupine 6500 .3 1.3 23 4.0 4.4 91 Rocker Peak 8000 1.9 4.4 43 3.0 4.8 62 Rocky Boy 4700 1.4 .9 156 -M 3.6 * Spur Park 8100 1.6 6.3 25 4.7 5.7 82 Stringer Creek 6550 .9 2.5 36 4.8 5.1 94 Tizer Basin 6880 2.8 3.2 88 3.7 4.2 88 Waldron 5600 1.7 2.7 63 6.4 6.0 107 Wood Creek 5960 .6 2.0 30 6.3 5.8 109 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 49 104 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 13.1 12.6 104 23.3 15.9 147 Many Glacier 4900 1.6 3.1 52 17.1 12.3 139 Rocky Boy 4700 1.4 .9 156 -M 3.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 97 143 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 5.3 7.0 76 5.0 6.4 78 Box Canyon 6670 .6 2.3 26 4.4 4.7 94 Brackett Creek 7320 2.3 4.7 49 9.8 9.1 108 Burnt Mtn 5880 1.7 1.4 121 5.5 5.6 98 Canyon 7870 2.5 3.2 78 8.6 5.5 156 Cole Creek 7850 3.1 4.9 63 3.5 5.3 66 East Boulder Mine 6335 1.0 -M * 6.6 -M * Evening Star 9200 6.6 8.1 81 13.3 9.6 139 Fisher Creek 9100 7.3 9.8 74 12.8 10.6 121 Monument Peak 8850 3.3 6.1 54 10.1 7.4 136 Northeast Entrance 7350 1.6 2.2 73 7.0 4.6 152 Parker Peak 9400 6.9 6.9 100 10.4 6.4 162 Placer Basin 8830 2.4 5.8 41 6.5 7.1 92 Porcupine 6500 .3 1.3 23 4.0 4.4 91 Sacajawea 6550 2.1 3.4 62 10.6 8.6 123 Shower Falls 8100 5.0 6.7 75 13.3 8.2 162 S Fork Shields 8100 -M 4.4 * 9.0 7.2 125 Sylvan Lake 8420 5.2 6.1 85 15.0 8.3 181 Sylvan Road 7120 2.5 3.4 74 11.8 6.7 176 Thumb Divide 7980 1.5 3.7 41 8.1 6.3 129 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 10.0 9.7 103 12.4 9.3 133 White Mill 8700 5.2 6.9 75 8.3 8.2 101 Wolverine 7650 2.5 2.8 89 6.4 4.6 139 Younts Peak 8350 1.5 4.8 31 6.0 5.7 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 71 126 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 2.0 -M * 4.3 -M * Castle Creek 8400 1.0 -M * 3.1 -M * Cold Springs 9630 -M 2.5 * 3.9 4.0 98 Deer Park 9700 2.8 4.6 61 5.9 6.4 92 Hobbs Park 10100 3.4 5.1 67 5.4 4.9 110 Kirwin 9550 2.2 3.7 59 4.7 4.4 107 Little Warm 9370 -M 3.4 * 5.4 4.8 112 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.8 61 2.5 2.3 109 South Pass 9040 2.2 4.5 49 3.6 6.1 59 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .4 2.3 17 3.8 3.5 109 Togwotee Pass 9580 6.2 8.1 77 9.8 8.3 118 Townsend Creek 8700 1.3 2.8 46 4.0 4.7 85 Younts Peak 8350 1.5 4.8 31 6.0 5.7 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 56 100 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 8.8 7.6 116 11.7 7.4 158 Evening Star 9200 6.6 8.1 81 13.3 9.6 139 Marquette 8760 2.7 -M * 4.9 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 5.2 6.1 85 15.0 8.3 181 Sylvan Road 7120 2.5 3.4 74 11.8 6.7 176 Younts Peak 8350 1.5 4.8 31 6.0 5.7 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 153 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 7.5 6.2 121 6.1 5.8 105 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .7 1.8 39 2.5 3.4 74 Blackwater 9780 8.8 7.6 116 11.7 7.4 158 Bone Springs Div 9350 4.8 5.6 86 5.6 5.4 104 Evening Star 9200 6.6 8.1 81 13.3 9.6 139 Grave Springs 8550 1.5 2.2 68 3.2 4.0 80 Kirwin 9550 2.2 3.7 59 4.7 4.4 107 Marquette 8760 2.7 -M * 4.9 -M * Middle Powder 7760 1.9 3.2 59 2.6 4.7 55 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.8 61 2.5 2.3 109 Powder River Pass 9480 -M 3.4 * 3.3 4.5 73 Shell Creek 9580 5.8 5.2 112 4.9 5.0 98 Sylvan Lake 8420 5.2 6.1 85 15.0 8.3 181 Sylvan Road 7120 2.5 3.4 74 11.8 6.7 176 Timber Creek 7950 1.7 1.9 89 3.3 3.4 97 Younts Peak 8350 1.5 4.8 31 6.0 5.7 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 84 120 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 1.7 2.8 61 3.4 4.3 79 Bone Springs Div 9350 4.8 5.6 86 5.6 5.4 104 Burgess Junction 7880 2.2 3.4 65 3.9 4.5 87 Dome Lake 8880 1.7 4.0 42 4.8 5.3 91 Little Goose 8870 2.1 -M * 4.0 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 2.9 3.6 81 3.6 5.1 71 Tie Creek 6870 1.8 1.0 180 3.8 4.4 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 74 87 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .7 1.8 39 2.5 3.4 74 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 2.1 4.2 50 4.1 5.0 82 Grave Springs 8550 1.5 2.2 68 3.2 4.0 80 Hansen Sawmill 8360 1.3 1.8 72 3.1 3.2 97 Middle Powder 7760 1.9 3.2 59 2.6 4.7 55 Powder River Pass 9480 -M 3.4 * 3.3 4.5 73 Soldier Park 8720 .4 -M * 3.5 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 57 76 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 7.5 6.2 121 6.1 5.8 105 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .7 1.8 39 2.5 3.4 74 Big Goose 7990 1.7 2.8 61 3.4 4.3 79 Blackwater 9780 8.8 7.6 116 11.7 7.4 158 Bone Springs Div 9350 4.8 5.6 86 5.6 5.4 104 Burgess Junction 7880 2.2 3.4 65 3.9 4.5 87 Burroughs Creek 8750 2.0 -M * 4.3 -M * Castle Creek 8400 1.0 -M * 3.1 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 2.1 4.2 50 4.1 5.0 82 Cold Springs 9630 -M 2.5 * 3.9 4.0 98 Deer Park 9700 2.8 4.6 61 5.9 6.4 92 Dome Lake 8880 1.7 4.0 42 4.8 5.3 91 Evening Star 9200 6.6 8.1 81 13.3 9.6 139 Grave Springs 8550 1.5 2.2 68 3.2 4.0 80 Hansen Sawmill 8360 1.3 1.8 72 3.1 3.2 97 Hobbs Park 10100 3.4 5.1 67 5.4 4.9 110 Kirwin 9550 2.2 3.7 59 4.7 4.4 107 Little Goose 8870 2.1 -M * 4.0 -M * Little Warm 9370 -M 3.4 * 5.4 4.8 112 Marquette 8760 2.7 -M * 4.9 -M * Middle Powder 7760 1.9 3.2 59 2.6 4.7 55 Owl Creek 8975 1.1 1.8 61 2.5 2.3 109 Powder River Pass 9480 -M 3.4 * 3.3 4.5 73 Shell Creek 9580 5.8 5.2 112 4.9 5.0 98 Soldier Park 8720 .4 -M * 3.5 -M * South Pass 9040 2.2 4.5 49 3.6 6.1 59 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .4 2.3 17 3.8 3.5 109 Sucker Creek 8880 2.9 3.6 81 3.6 5.1 71 Sylvan Lake 8420 5.2 6.1 85 15.0 8.3 181 Sylvan Road 7120 2.5 3.4 74 11.8 6.7 176 Tie Creek 6870 1.8 1.0 180 3.8 4.4 86 Timber Creek 7950 1.7 1.9 89 3.3 3.4 97 Togwotee Pass 9580 6.2 8.1 77 9.8 8.3 118 Townsend Creek 8700 1.3 2.8 46 4.0 4.7 85 Younts Peak 8350 1.5 4.8 31 6.0 5.7 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 74 106 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