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: OCTOBER 30 , 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 .1 .2 50* 1.9 2.2 86 Bear Mountain 5400 .1 1.6 6* 7.7 6.6 117 Garver Creek 4250 .0 .0 * 1.8 1.8 100 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 3.5 3.8 92 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 1.9 1.7 112 Hawkins Lake 6450 .4 1.0 40* 4.3 3.3 130 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 .5 0* 8.3 6.2 134 Stahl Peak 6030 .5 1.8 28* 2.9 4.0 72 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 22* 109 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .8 .8 100* 2.7 3.8 71 Bisson Creek 4920 .0 .0 * 2.2 2.2 100 Blacktail Mtn 5650 .0 -M * 1.9 -M * Emery Creek 4350 .0 .0 * 3.5 2.8 125 Flattop Mtn. 6300 .5 1.5 33* 4.6 4.5 102 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 3.5 3.8 92 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 1.9 1.7 112 Kraft Creek 4750 .0 -M * 3.6 2.8 129 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 4.3 4.1 105 Moss Peak 6780 -M 1.8 * -M 4.0 * Noisy Basin 6040 .9 .9 100* 4.4 3.8 116 North Fork Jocko 6330 .6 1.2 50* 5.8 5.0 116 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 4.2 3.2 131 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .4 0* 3.0 2.5 120 Stahl Peak 6030 .5 1.8 28* 2.9 4.0 72 Stuart Mountain 7400 .8 1.4 57* 3.1 3.0 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 51* 105 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 .0 1.7 0 2.2 2.5 88 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .6 0* .5 1.7 29 Black Pine 7210 .0 .2 0* 1.5 1.8 83 Combination 5600 .0 .0 * 1.5 1.3 115 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 1.8 1.6 112 Copper Camp 6950 .0 -M * 3.8 3.2 119 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 .0 * 2.0 1.5 133 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .8 0* 1.6 2.1 76 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 .0 .1 0* 1.3 1.7 76 North Fork Jocko 6330 .6 1.2 50* 5.8 5.0 116 Peterson Meadows 7200 .0 .3 0* 2.0 1.7 118 Rocker Peak 8000 .5 1.5 33* 1.5 2.0 75 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .5 .8 62* 2.2 2.2 100 Stuart Mountain 7400 .8 1.4 57* 3.1 3.0 103 Warm Springs 7800 .5 2.1 24* 3.0 2.8 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 27* 99 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 .0 .1 0* 1.4 1.5 93 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .3 0* 4.5 3.0 150 Nez Perce Camp 5650 .0 .0 * 3.4 2.1 162 Saddle Mtn. 7940 1.0 1.2 83* 1.9 1.9 100 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .5 .8 62* 2.2 2.2 100 Twelvemile Creek 5600 .0 .0 * 4.9 3.1 158 Twin Lakes 6400 .7 .8 88* 6.5 4.0 162 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 69* 139 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 .3 .7 43* 4.7 4.2 112 Humboldt Gulch 4250 .0 .0 * 4.1 3.8 108 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .3 0* 4.5 3.0 150 Lookout 5140 .1 .2 50* 4.2 3.4 124 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 .5 0* 8.3 6.2 134 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .4 0* 3.0 2.5 120 Stuart Mountain 7400 .8 1.4 57* 3.1 3.0 103 Sunset 5540 .1 .4 25* 3.5 3.7 95 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 33* 119 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .5 2.2 23 1.4 3.5 40 Barker Lakes 8250 .0 1.7 0 2.2 2.5 88 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .6 0* .5 1.7 29 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .6 0* .6 1.9 32 Bloody Dick 7600 .0 .3 0* 1.4 1.9 74 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 1.4 1.2 117 Clover Meadow 8600 .6 2.5 24 1.9 2.7 70 Darkhorse Lake 8600 2.0 2.7 74* 2.3 3.0 77 Divide 7800 .0 .9 0* .5 1.8 28 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .2 0* 1.0 1.7 59 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * .9 2.2 41 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .4 .7 57* 2.2 1.9 116 Lower Twin 7900 .1 2.0 5 1.5 3.0 50 Moose Creek 6200 .3 .2 150* 2.0 1.8 111 Mule Creek 8300 .5 1.0 50* 1.6 2.0 80 Rocker Peak 8000 .5 1.5 33* 1.5 2.0 75 Saddle Mtn. 7940 1.0 1.2 83* 1.9 1.9 100 Short Creek 7000 .0 .3 0* .8 1.6 50 White Elephant 7710 .9 .6 150* 1.6 2.8 57 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 35* 66 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .5 2.2 23 1.4 3.5 40 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 1.4 0* 1.1 2.4 46 Black Bear 8170 1.6 2.6 62* 2.9 3.7 78 Carrot Basin 9000 .9 3.3 27 1.6 3.0 53 Clover Meadow 8600 .6 2.5 24 1.9 2.7 70 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 1.6 0* 1.8 2.8 64 Lower Twin 7900 .1 2.0 5 1.5 3.0 50 Madison Plateau 7750 1.4 1.2 117* 2.3 2.7 85 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .8 0* .4 1.9 21 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 .0 * .9 1.7 53 Whiskey Creek 6800 .6 .4 150* 1.4 2.2 64 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 32* 58 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 .0 1.4 0* 1.1 2.4 46 Brackett Creek 7320 .4 .8 50* 2.7 3.8 71 Carrot Basin 9000 .9 3.3 27 1.6 3.0 53 Lick Creek 6860 .0 .5 0* 1.0 2.2 45 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 1.6 0* 1.8 2.8 64 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .3 0* 2.8 3.8 74 Shower Falls 8100 .2 2.4 8* 2.2 3.4 65 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 15* 62 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 .5 2.2 23 1.4 3.5 40 Barker Lakes 8250 .0 1.7 0 2.2 2.5 88 Basin Creek 7180 .0 .6 0* .5 1.7 29 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .6 0* .6 1.9 32 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 1.4 0* 1.1 2.4 46 Black Bear 8170 1.6 2.6 62* 2.9 3.7 78 Bloody Dick 7600 .0 .3 0* 1.4 1.9 74 Brackett Creek 7320 .4 .8 50* 2.7 3.8 71 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 1.4 1.2 117 Carrot Basin 9000 .9 3.3 27 1.6 3.0 53 Clover Meadow 8600 .6 2.5 24 1.9 2.7 70 Darkhorse Lake 8600 2.0 2.7 74* 2.3 3.0 77 Divide 7800 .0 .9 0* .5 1.8 28 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .2 0* 1.0 1.7 59 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * .9 2.2 41 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .4 .7 57* 2.2 1.9 116 Lick Creek 6860 .0 .5 0* 1.0 2.2 45 Lone Mountain 8880 .0 1.6 0* 1.8 2.8 64 Lower Twin 7900 .1 2.0 5 1.5 3.0 50 Madison Plateau 7750 1.4 1.2 117* 2.3 2.7 85 Moose Creek 6200 .3 .2 150* 2.0 1.8 111 Mule Creek 8300 .5 1.0 50* 1.6 2.0 80 Rocker Peak 8000 .5 1.5 33* 1.5 2.0 75 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .3 0* 2.8 3.8 74 Saddle Mtn. 7940 1.0 1.2 83* 1.9 1.9 100 Short Creek 7000 .0 .3 0* .8 1.6 50 Shower Falls 8100 .2 2.4 8* 2.2 3.4 65 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .8 0* .4 1.9 21 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 .0 * .9 1.7 53 Whiskey Creek 6800 .6 .4 150* 1.4 2.2 64 White Elephant 7710 .9 .6 150* 1.6 2.8 57 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 34* 65 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 .1 1.4 7* 2.1 2.5 84 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .2 0* 1.0 1.7 59 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .8 0* 1.6 2.1 76 Rocker Peak 8000 .5 1.5 33* 1.5 2.0 75 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 1.0 0 1.7 1.9 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 12* 77 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 .1 1.4 7* 2.1 2.5 84 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .5 0* 1.6 3.1 52 Daisy Peak 7600 .0 .6 0* .5 1.9 26 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 1.8 1.7 106 Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * .7 -M * Onion Park 7410 .2 1.0 20* 1.7 3.0 57 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .2 0* 1.8 2.2 82 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * .7 1.9 37 Spur Park 8100 .4 1.9 21* 2.0 2.2 91 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .4 0* 1.6 2.4 67 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 12* 66 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 .8 .8 100* 2.7 3.8 71 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .1 0* 2.2 2.1 105 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .6 0* 3.5 3.0 117 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 4.2 3.2 131 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 2.7 2.2 123 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 2.4 2.0 120 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 53* 109 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .8 .8 100* 2.7 3.8 71 Boulder Mountain 7950 .1 1.4 7* 2.1 2.5 84 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .5 0* 1.6 3.1 52 Daisy Peak 7600 .0 .6 0* .5 1.9 26 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 1.8 1.7 106 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .1 0* 2.2 2.1 105 Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * .7 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .2 0* 1.0 1.7 59 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .6 0* 3.5 3.0 117 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .8 0* 1.6 2.1 76 Onion Park 7410 .2 1.0 20* 1.7 3.0 57 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .2 0* 1.8 2.2 82 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 4.2 3.2 131 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * .7 1.9 37 Rocker Peak 8000 .5 1.5 33* 1.5 2.0 75 Rocky Boy 4700 .8 .0 * 2.9 1.9 153 Spur Park 8100 .4 1.9 21* 2.0 2.2 91 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .4 0* 1.6 2.4 67 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 1.0 0 1.7 1.9 89 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 2.7 2.2 123 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 2.4 2.0 120 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 25* 86 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 .5 1.5 33* 4.6 4.5 102 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 4.3 4.1 105 Rocky Boy 4700 .8 .0 * 2.9 1.9 153 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 87* 112 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 1.1 2.5 44 1.2 2.1 57 Box Canyon 6670 .0 .0 * 1.3 1.9 68 Brackett Creek 7320 .4 .8 50* 2.7 3.8 71 Burnt Mtn 5880 .0 .0 * .6 3.2 19 Canyon 7870 .7 .5 140* 1.6 1.8 89 Cole Creek 7850 .0 2.6 0 .4 3.0 13 East Boulder Mine 6335 .0 -M * 1.2 -M * Evening Star 9200 .9 2.3 39* 1.8 3.0 60 Fisher Creek 9100 1.3 2.5 52* 2.2 3.3 67 Monument Peak 8850 .5 1.8 28* 1.5 2.6 58 Northeast Entrance 7350 .0 .0 * 1.2 1.7 71 Parker Peak 9400 1.2 2.5 48 1.8 2.5 72 Placer Basin 8830 1.1 2.3 48 1.3 3.1 42 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * .7 1.9 37 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .3 0* 2.8 3.8 74 Shower Falls 8100 .2 2.4 8* 2.2 3.4 65 S Fork Shields 8100 .2 1.3 15* 2.6 3.0 87 Sylvan Lake 8420 .6 1.5 40* 1.8 2.8 64 Sylvan Road 7120 .4 .2 200* 1.6 2.2 73 Thumb Divide 7980 .1 .3 33* 1.3 2.1 62 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 1.1 3.0 37 1.8 2.8 64 White Mill 8700 1.0 2.0 50* 1.7 2.6 65 Wolverine 7650 .0 .0 * 1.4 1.8 78 Younts Peak 8350 -M 1.4 * -M 2.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 38* 61 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 1.0 0* .5 1.8 28 Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * .4 -M * Cold Springs 9630 .0 .6 0* .7 1.8 39 Deer Park 9700 .0 1.6 0* 1.3 2.8 46 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 1.9 0 1.7 2.2 77 Kirwin 9550 .0 1.6 0 1.0 1.9 53 Little Warm 9370 .3 1.1 27 .8 1.8 44 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .6 0 1.8 1.2 150 South Pass 9040 .0 1.3 0* 1.4 2.2 64 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .7 0 .5 1.7 29 Togwotee Pass 9580 .8 2.5 32* 1.5 2.6 58 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .8 0* 1.6 2.2 73 Younts Peak 8350 -M 1.4 * -M 2.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 8* 58 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 1.1 2.7 41 1.5 2.6 58 Evening Star 9200 .9 2.3 39* 1.8 3.0 60 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * .5 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 .6 1.5 40* 1.8 2.8 64 Sylvan Road 7120 .4 .2 200* 1.6 2.2 73 Younts Peak 8350 -M 1.4 * -M 2.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 45* 63 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 .3 2.9 10 1.1 2.6 42 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .4 0* .8 1.6 50 Blackwater 9780 1.1 2.7 41 1.5 2.6 58 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 2.6 0 .9 2.6 35 Evening Star 9200 .9 2.3 39* 1.8 3.0 60 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .8 0* .4 2.2 18 Kirwin 9550 .0 1.6 0 1.0 1.9 53 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * .5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .9 0* .8 2.4 33 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .6 0 1.8 1.2 150 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 1.3 0 .8 2.1 38 Shell Creek 9580 .2 2.7 7 1.0 2.3 43 Sylvan Lake 8420 .6 1.5 40* 1.8 2.8 64 Sylvan Road 7120 .4 .2 200* 1.6 2.2 73 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .5 0* 1.4 2.0 70 Younts Peak 8350 -M 1.4 * -M 2.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 17* 53 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 .2 1.0 20* 1.2 2.5 48 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 2.6 0 .9 2.6 35 Burgess Junction 7880 .3 1.2 25* .9 2.3 39 Dome Lake 8880 .0 1.8 0 1.3 2.7 48 Little Goose 8870 .0 -M * 1.5 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 .0 1.5 0 1.2 2.6 46 Tie Creek 6870 .0 .1 0* 1.1 2.7 41 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 6* 43 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .4 0* .8 1.6 50 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 1.8 0 1.5 2.6 58 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .8 0* .4 2.2 18 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .0 .3 0* 1.0 1.8 56 Middle Powder 7760 .0 .9 0* .8 2.4 33 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 1.3 0 .8 2.1 38 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 1.1 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 0* 42 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 .3 2.9 10 1.1 2.6 42 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .4 0* .8 1.6 50 Big Goose 7990 .2 1.0 20* 1.2 2.5 48 Blackwater 9780 1.1 2.7 41 1.5 2.6 58 Bone Springs Div 9350 .0 2.6 0 .9 2.6 35 Burgess Junction 7880 .3 1.2 25* .9 2.3 39 Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 1.0 0* .5 1.8 28 Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * .4 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 1.8 0 1.5 2.6 58 Cold Springs 9630 .0 .6 0* .7 1.8 39 Deer Park 9700 .0 1.6 0* 1.3 2.8 46 Dome Lake 8880 .0 1.8 0 1.3 2.7 48 Evening Star 9200 .9 2.3 39* 1.8 3.0 60 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .8 0* .4 2.2 18 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .0 .3 0* 1.0 1.8 56 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 1.9 0 1.7 2.2 77 Kirwin 9550 .0 1.6 0 1.0 1.9 53 Little Goose 8870 .0 -M * 1.5 -M * Little Warm 9370 .3 1.1 27 .8 1.8 44 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * .5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .9 0* .8 2.4 33 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .6 0 1.8 1.2 150 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 1.3 0 .8 2.1 38 Shell Creek 9580 .2 2.7 7 1.0 2.3 43 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 1.1 -M * South Pass 9040 .0 1.3 0* 1.4 2.2 64 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .7 0 .5 1.7 29 Sucker Creek 8880 .0 1.5 0 1.2 2.6 46 Sylvan Lake 8420 .6 1.5 40* 1.8 2.8 64 Sylvan Road 7120 .4 .2 200* 1.6 2.2 73 Tie Creek 6870 .0 .1 0* 1.1 2.7 41 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .5 0* 1.4 2.0 70 Togwotee Pass 9580 .8 2.5 32* 1.5 2.6 58 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .8 0* 1.6 2.2 73 Younts Peak 8350 -M 1.4 * -M 2.0 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 13* 51 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