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: MAY 2 , 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 1.9 12.9 15 27.9 27.2 103 Bear Mountain 5400 37.6 53.5 70 77.8 70.4 111 Garver Creek 4250 .0 1.5 0 21.4 18.8 114 Grave Creek 4300 .0 4.6 0 35.3 33.6 105 Hand Creek 5035 .0 5.1 0 16.7 18.6 90 Hawkins Lake 6450 20.0 26.0 77 37.2 31.9 117 Poorman Creek 5100 19.8 27.7 71 62.2 56.8 110 Stahl Peak 6030 33.1 35.5 93 43.8 41.6 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 67 108 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 -M 29.3 * 28.7 36.3 79 Bisson Creek 4920 .0 3.8 0 20.2 19.2 105 Blacktail Mtn 5650 .0 -M * 14.3 -M * Emery Creek 4350 .0 5.2 0 28.2 25.7 110 Flattop Mtn. 6300 37.3 42.1 89 54.4 50.7 107 Grave Creek 4300 .0 4.6 0 35.3 33.6 105 Hand Creek 5035 .0 5.1 0 16.7 18.6 90 Kraft Creek 4750 .1 -M * 26.0 28.2 92 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .2 0* 29.1 32.8 89 Moss Peak 6780 37.2 38.8 96 44.6 40.9 109 Noisy Basin 6040 39.0 44.0 89 50.3 48.4 104 North Fork Jocko 6330 32.3 38.3 84 50.8 51.2 99 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 28.9 32.8 88 Sleeping Woman 6150 2.5 11.1 23 23.8 22.9 104 Stahl Peak 6030 33.1 35.5 93 43.8 41.6 105 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.3 29.5 96 32.7 34.2 96 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 81 99 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 15.5 16.2 96 18.4 19.9 92 Basin Creek 7180 8.3 9.0 92 15.3 12.4 123 Black Pine 7210 .7 8.3 8 15.2 15.7 97 Combination 5600 .0 .0 * 10.7 10.7 100 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 15.0 17.1 88 Copper Camp 6950 19.9 -M * 23.8 34.3 69 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 .0 * 11.9 11.4 104 Nevada Ridge 7020 9.1 12.2 75 16.4 18.2 90 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 1.3 7.1 18 13.8 15.8 87 North Fork Jocko 6330 32.3 38.3 84 50.8 51.2 99 Peterson Meadows 7200 11.4 10.6 108 19.0 14.7 129 Rocker Peak 8000 14.5 14.9 97 14.8 16.7 89 Skalkaho Summit 7250 12.0 22.1 54 22.2 25.0 89 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.3 29.5 96 32.7 34.2 96 Warm Springs 7800 23.2 21.5 108 25.0 25.7 97 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 94 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 .0 2.9 0 15.3 15.1 101 Lolo Pass 5240 7.9 16.8 47 37.0 36.1 102 Nez Perce Camp 5650 3.2 9.3 34 21.5 22.2 97 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.8 22.5 101 21.7 26.3 83 Skalkaho Summit 7250 12.0 22.1 54 22.2 25.0 89 Twelvemile Creek 5600 .0 2.9 0 34.7 33.9 102 Twin Lakes 6400 29.2 32.8 89 47.5 48.6 98 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 69 96 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 31.5 39.7 79 48.3 50.2 96 Humboldt Gulch 4250 .2 1.1 18 40.1 39.3 102 Lolo Pass 5240 7.9 16.8 47 37.0 36.1 102 Lookout 5140 5.1 22.4 23 40.5 42.0 96 Poorman Creek 5100 19.8 27.7 71 62.2 56.8 110 Sleeping Woman 6150 2.5 11.1 23 23.8 22.9 104 Stuart Mountain 7400 28.3 29.5 96 32.7 34.2 96 Sunset 5540 5.0 17.3 29 32.1 39.9 80 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 61 99 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 17.0 18.6 91 22.2 23.7 94 Barker Lakes 8250 15.5 16.2 96 18.4 19.9 92 Basin Creek 7180 8.3 9.0 92 15.3 12.4 123 Beagle Springs 8850 9.2 8.5 108 12.3 12.6 98 Bloody Dick 7600 10.5 8.2 128 18.0 16.5 109 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .2 0* 11.5 11.8 97 Clover Meadow 8600 13.9 17.2 81 18.8 20.4 92 Darkhorse Lake 8600 33.7 30.1 112 34.0 30.7 111 Divide 7800 7.1 11.1 64 12.7 13.7 93 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 6.3 0 13.7 12.1 113 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 7.9 0 15.3 16.8 91 Lemhi Ridge 8100 5.4 10.0 54 14.9 15.3 97 Lower Twin 7900 19.3 18.3 105 26.1 24.3 107 Moose Creek 6200 2.3 10.4 22 23.0 22.1 104 Mule Creek 8300 14.8 16.0 92 19.9 18.8 106 Rocker Peak 8000 14.5 14.9 97 14.8 16.7 89 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.8 22.5 101 21.7 26.3 83 Short Creek 7000 .0 3.6 0 9.7 8.8 110 White Elephant 7710 15.9 23.8 67 29.2 32.8 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 99 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 17.0 18.6 91 22.2 23.7 94 Beaver Creek 7850 15.1 18.1 83 23.8 21.9 109 Black Bear 8170 30.0 37.4 80 37.1 41.8 89 Carrot Basin 9000 25.6 28.6 90 30.9 29.6 104 Clover Meadow 8600 13.9 17.2 81 18.8 20.4 92 Lone Mountain 8880 17.7 18.3 97 20.9 20.3 103 Lower Twin 7900 19.3 18.3 105 26.1 24.3 107 Madison Plateau 7750 16.6 21.2 78 24.4 29.0 84 Tepee Creek 8000 8.6 13.4 64 18.8 16.8 112 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 1.2 0 14.7 16.0 92 Whiskey Creek 6800 8.0 14.2 56 17.9 22.4 80 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83 96 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 15.1 18.1 83 23.8 21.9 109 Brackett Creek 7320 16.9 19.9 85 29.3 29.4 100 Carrot Basin 9000 25.6 28.6 90 30.9 29.6 104 Lick Creek 6860 8.6 8.4 102 16.6 17.1 97 Lone Mountain 8880 17.7 18.3 97 20.9 20.3 103 Sacajawea 6550 5.9 9.8 60 27.6 25.8 107 Shower Falls 8100 22.1 24.0 92 28.4 27.8 102 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 88 103 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 17.0 18.6 91 22.2 23.7 94 Barker Lakes 8250 15.5 16.2 96 18.4 19.9 92 Basin Creek 7180 8.3 9.0 92 15.3 12.4 123 Beagle Springs 8850 9.2 8.5 108 12.3 12.6 98 Beaver Creek 7850 15.1 18.1 83 23.8 21.9 109 Black Bear 8170 30.0 37.4 80 37.1 41.8 89 Bloody Dick 7600 10.5 8.2 128 18.0 16.5 109 Brackett Creek 7320 16.9 19.9 85 29.3 29.4 100 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .2 0* 11.5 11.8 97 Carrot Basin 9000 25.6 28.6 90 30.9 29.6 104 Clover Meadow 8600 13.9 17.2 81 18.8 20.4 92 Darkhorse Lake 8600 33.7 30.1 112 34.0 30.7 111 Divide 7800 7.1 11.1 64 12.7 13.7 93 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 6.3 0 13.7 12.1 113 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 7.9 0 15.3 16.8 91 Lemhi Ridge 8100 5.4 10.0 54 14.9 15.3 97 Lick Creek 6860 8.6 8.4 102 16.6 17.1 97 Lone Mountain 8880 17.7 18.3 97 20.9 20.3 103 Lower Twin 7900 19.3 18.3 105 26.1 24.3 107 Madison Plateau 7750 16.6 21.2 78 24.4 29.0 84 Moose Creek 6200 2.3 10.4 22 23.0 22.1 104 Mule Creek 8300 14.8 16.0 92 19.9 18.8 106 Rocker Peak 8000 14.5 14.9 97 14.8 16.7 89 Sacajawea 6550 5.9 9.8 60 27.6 25.8 107 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.8 22.5 101 21.7 26.3 83 Short Creek 7000 .0 3.6 0 9.7 8.8 110 Shower Falls 8100 22.1 24.0 92 28.4 27.8 102 Tepee Creek 8000 8.6 13.4 64 18.8 16.8 112 West Yellowstone 6700 .0 1.2 0 14.7 16.0 92 Whiskey Creek 6800 8.0 14.2 56 17.9 22.4 80 White Elephant 7710 15.9 23.8 67 29.2 32.8 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 98 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 19.6 21.0 93 24.5 24.3 101 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 6.3 0 13.7 12.1 113 Nevada Ridge 7020 9.1 12.2 75 16.4 18.2 90 Rocker Peak 8000 14.5 14.9 97 14.8 16.7 89 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 8.0 0 14.9 13.2 113 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 69 100 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 19.6 21.0 93 24.5 24.3 101 Crystal Lake 6050 11.5 11.2 103 24.8 20.8 119 Daisy Peak 7600 8.0 10.2 78 12.6 14.0 90 Deadman Creek 6450 2.7 4.8 56 13.1 14.6 90 Elk Peak 7600 19.2 -M * 13.1 -M * Onion Park 7410 11.5 13.6 85 20.6 20.7 100 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 3.4 0 16.7 17.3 97 Porcupine 6500 .0 .7 0 14.5 14.7 99 Spur Park 8100 22.4 22.5 100 18.9 20.5 92 Stringer Creek 6550 5.8 7.8 74 16.9 17.3 98 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 86 99 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 -M 29.3 * 28.7 36.3 79 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 6.4 0 8.6 15.4 56 Mount Lockhart 6400 10.3 16.8 61 21.2 27.2 78 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 28.9 32.8 88 Waldron 5600 .0 4.5 0 14.5 18.0 81 Wood Creek 5960 .0 6.7 0 12.5 17.1 73 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 30 78 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 -M 29.3 * 28.7 36.3 79 Boulder Mountain 7950 19.6 21.0 93 24.5 24.3 101 Crystal Lake 6050 11.5 11.2 103 24.8 20.8 119 Daisy Peak 7600 8.0 10.2 78 12.6 14.0 90 Deadman Creek 6450 2.7 4.8 56 13.1 14.6 90 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 6.4 0 8.6 15.4 56 Elk Peak 7600 19.2 -M * 13.1 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 6.3 0 13.7 12.1 113 Mount Lockhart 6400 10.3 16.8 61 21.2 27.2 78 Nevada Ridge 7020 9.1 12.2 75 16.4 18.2 90 Onion Park 7410 11.5 13.6 85 20.6 20.7 100 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 3.4 0 16.7 17.3 97 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 28.9 32.8 88 Porcupine 6500 .0 .7 0 14.5 14.7 99 Rocker Peak 8000 14.5 14.9 97 14.8 16.7 89 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 15.3 12.2 125 Spur Park 8100 22.4 22.5 100 18.9 20.5 92 Stringer Creek 6550 5.8 7.8 74 16.9 17.3 98 Tizer Basin 6880 .0 8.0 0 14.9 13.2 113 Waldron 5600 .0 4.5 0 14.5 18.0 81 Wood Creek 5960 .0 6.7 0 12.5 17.1 73 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 67 92 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 37.3 42.1 89 54.4 50.7 107 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .2 0* 29.1 32.8 89 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 15.3 12.2 125 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 88* 103 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 18.4 22.7 81 19.5 22.0 89 Box Canyon 6670 .0 2.7 0 12.9 14.7 88 Brackett Creek 7320 16.9 19.9 85 29.3 29.4 100 Burnt Mtn 5880 .0 .0 * 13.8 16.0 86 Canyon 7870 5.4 10.0 54 14.2 18.1 78 Cole Creek 7850 12.1 16.6 73 15.3 16.5 93 East Boulder Mine 6335 .0 -M * 13.3 -M * Evening Star 9200 24.9 24.8 100 30.8 30.5 101 Fisher Creek 9100 27.7 32.6 85 27.3 35.2 78 Monument Peak 8850 16.2 21.1 77 23.3 24.4 95 Northeast Entrance 7350 .0 2.4 0 12.2 13.8 88 Parker Peak 9400 19.8 21.2 93 22.8 20.1 113 Placer Basin 8830 14.6 17.6 83 18.8 22.4 84 Porcupine 6500 .0 .7 0 14.5 14.7 99 Sacajawea 6550 5.9 9.8 60 27.6 25.8 107 Shower Falls 8100 22.1 24.0 92 28.4 27.8 102 S Fork Shields 8100 16.1 17.7 91 26.7 24.5 109 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.7 19.5 65 25.2 25.2 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 5.2 0 16.3 18.6 88 Thumb Divide 7980 2.9 11.9 24 15.9 21.0 76 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 26.1 29.8 88 26.1 30.2 86 White Mill 8700 20.9 23.8 88 22.7 26.4 86 Wolverine 7650 .0 1.9 0 13.3 13.8 96 Younts Peak 8350 3.8 15.6 24 14.6 17.7 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 76 93 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 6.9 -M * 14.9 -M * Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 8.9 -M * Cold Springs 9630 7.4 1.2 617 12.8 12.5 102 Deer Park 9700 19.5 15.8 123 22.8 23.5 97 Hobbs Park 10100 20.8 16.0 130 21.5 16.8 128 Kirwin 9550 12.8 10.5 122 16.2 13.9 117 Little Warm 9370 8.1 8.6 94 12.7 15.4 82 Owl Creek 8975 3.1 .8 388 8.8 8.0 110 South Pass 9040 17.0 14.7 116 17.7 20.4 87 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 5.9 2.1 281 13.6 11.6 117 Togwotee Pass 9580 22.9 24.8 92 27.0 27.4 99 Townsend Creek 8700 12.9 7.3 177 18.2 15.0 121 Younts Peak 8350 3.8 15.6 24 14.6 17.7 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 114 102 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 24.2 25.5 95 26.9 23.6 114 Evening Star 9200 24.9 24.8 100 30.8 30.5 101 Marquette 8760 8.5 -M * 14.1 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 12.7 19.5 65 25.2 25.2 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 5.2 0 16.3 18.6 88 Younts Peak 8350 3.8 15.6 24 14.6 17.7 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 72 98 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 17.2 20.5 84 14.9 19.8 75 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.6 .7 514 9.7 10.7 91 Blackwater 9780 24.2 25.5 95 26.9 23.6 114 Bone Springs Div 9350 14.6 16.5 88 13.9 18.3 76 Evening Star 9200 24.9 24.8 100 30.8 30.5 101 Grave Springs 8550 9.3 9.5 98 10.1 13.0 78 Kirwin 9550 12.8 10.5 122 16.2 13.9 117 Marquette 8760 8.5 -M * 14.1 -M * Middle Powder 7760 13.2 11.5 115 12.0 14.2 85 Owl Creek 8975 3.1 .8 388 8.8 8.0 110 Powder River Pass 9480 8.1 9.2 88 11.4 15.2 75 Shell Creek 9580 14.2 15.9 89 13.0 16.4 79 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.7 19.5 65 25.2 25.2 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 5.2 0 16.3 18.6 88 Timber Creek 7950 5.9 3.0 197 14.2 10.1 141 Younts Peak 8350 3.8 15.6 24 14.6 17.7 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 89 93 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 10.1 9.2 110 13.8 14.2 97 Bone Springs Div 9350 14.6 16.5 88 13.9 18.3 76 Burgess Junction 7880 11.6 12.0 97 13.3 14.9 89 Dome Lake 8880 11.1 11.4 97 14.8 16.6 89 Little Goose 8870 12.0 -M * 16.3 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 11.4 12.0 95 15.4 17.5 88 Tie Creek 6870 .4 2.6 15 12.4 14.6 85 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 93 87 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.6 .7 514 9.7 10.7 91 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 14.0 16.4 85 17.5 16.8 104 Grave Springs 8550 9.3 9.5 98 10.1 13.0 78 Hansen Sawmill 8360 4.6 2.1 219 10.8 11.0 98 Middle Powder 7760 13.2 11.5 115 12.0 14.2 85 Powder River Pass 9480 8.1 9.2 88 11.4 15.2 75 Soldier Park 8720 1.7 -M * 10.8 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 107 88 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 17.2 20.5 84 14.9 19.8 75 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 3.6 .7 514 9.7 10.7 91 Big Goose 7990 10.1 9.2 110 13.8 14.2 97 Blackwater 9780 24.2 25.5 95 26.9 23.6 114 Bone Springs Div 9350 14.6 16.5 88 13.9 18.3 76 Burgess Junction 7880 11.6 12.0 97 13.3 14.9 89 Burroughs Creek 8750 6.9 -M * 14.9 -M * Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 8.9 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 14.0 16.4 85 17.5 16.8 104 Cold Springs 9630 7.4 1.2 617 12.8 12.5 102 Deer Park 9700 19.5 15.8 123 22.8 23.5 97 Dome Lake 8880 11.1 11.4 97 14.8 16.6 89 Evening Star 9200 24.9 24.8 100 30.8 30.5 101 Grave Springs 8550 9.3 9.5 98 10.1 13.0 78 Hansen Sawmill 8360 4.6 2.1 219 10.8 11.0 98 Hobbs Park 10100 20.8 16.0 130 21.5 16.8 128 Kirwin 9550 12.8 10.5 122 16.2 13.9 117 Little Goose 8870 12.0 -M * 16.3 -M * Little Warm 9370 8.1 8.6 94 12.7 15.4 82 Marquette 8760 8.5 -M * 14.1 -M * Middle Powder 7760 13.2 11.5 115 12.0 14.2 85 Owl Creek 8975 3.1 .8 388 8.8 8.0 110 Powder River Pass 9480 8.1 9.2 88 11.4 15.2 75 Shell Creek 9580 14.2 15.9 89 13.0 16.4 79 Soldier Park 8720 1.7 -M * 10.8 -M * South Pass 9040 17.0 14.7 116 17.7 20.4 87 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 5.9 2.1 281 13.6 11.6 117 Sucker Creek 8880 11.4 12.0 95 15.4 17.5 88 Sylvan Lake 8420 12.7 19.5 65 25.2 25.2 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 5.2 0 16.3 18.6 88 Tie Creek 6870 .4 2.6 15 12.4 14.6 85 Timber Creek 7950 5.9 3.0 197 14.2 10.1 141 Togwotee Pass 9580 22.9 24.8 92 27.0 27.4 99 Townsend Creek 8700 12.9 7.3 177 18.2 15.0 121 Younts Peak 8350 3.8 15.6 24 14.6 17.7 82 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 100 96 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