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: MARCH 26 , 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 9.2 17.0 54 21.7 23.4 93 Bear Mountain 5400 25.0 53.5 47 59.0 62.8 94 Garver Creek 4250 6.8 9.2 74 17.1 16.5 104 Grave Creek 4300 8.3 14.6 57 31.5 29.0 109 Hand Creek 5035 3.8 10.6 36 15.8 15.4 103 Hawkins Lake 6450 21.1 22.3 95 31.9 27.0 118 Poorman Creek 5100 14.5 33.9 43 55.3 50.5 110 Stahl Peak 6030 27.3 32.9 83 35.0 35.1 100 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 60 103 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 26.9 28.8 93 28.1 30.5 92 Bisson Creek 4920 6.6 9.7 68 21.2 15.0 141 Blacktail Mtn 5650 5.5 -M * 12.5 -M * Emery Creek 4350 9.5 13.5 70 25.9 21.9 118 Flattop Mtn. 6300 35.0 40.3 87 46.7 43.4 108 Grave Creek 4300 8.3 14.6 57 31.5 29.0 109 Hand Creek 5035 3.8 10.6 36 15.8 15.4 103 Kraft Creek 4750 3.5 -M * 27.1 24.2 112 Many Glacier 4900 .7 12.4 6 32.1 28.4 113 Moss Peak 6780 40.5 33.5 121 43.6 33.4 131 Noisy Basin 6040 41.0 36.8 111 45.7 40.1 114 North Fork Jocko 6330 35.5 39.0 91 49.2 44.5 111 Pike Creek 5930 1.3 -M * 29.7 27.9 106 Sleeping Woman 6150 10.8 13.7 79 22.9 19.1 120 Stahl Peak 6030 27.3 32.9 83 35.0 35.1 100 Stuart Mountain 7400 31.7 29.3 108 32.3 29.0 111 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 88 111 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 11.6 13.0 89 14.9 14.7 101 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 7.0 96 6.3 8.6 73 Black Pine 7210 8.8 9.2 96 14.0 12.3 114 Combination 5600 .0 4.5 0 9.0 8.4 107 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 13.5 14.9 91 Copper Camp 6950 29.9 -M * 23.5 29.7 79 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 2.8 0 11.1 9.4 118 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.8 13.1 98 15.0 14.8 101 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 9.3 10.4 89 12.3 12.7 97 North Fork Jocko 6330 35.5 39.0 91 49.2 44.5 111 Peterson Meadows 7200 8.4 9.0 93 12.3 10.4 118 Rocker Peak 8000 12.7 11.8 108 12.8 12.6 102 Skalkaho Summit 7250 17.6 20.5 86 21.2 20.9 101 Stuart Mountain 7400 31.7 29.3 108 32.3 29.0 111 Warm Springs 7800 21.0 18.2 115 22.4 20.6 109 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 94 102 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 6.7 9.6 70 12.8 12.5 102 Lolo Pass 5240 17.5 26.5 66 32.9 31.4 105 Nez Perce Camp 5650 10.5 12.8 82 22.0 18.8 117 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.7 22.7 100 19.2 21.6 89 Skalkaho Summit 7250 17.6 20.5 86 21.2 20.9 101 Twelvemile Creek 5600 10.6 14.7 72 35.5 29.4 121 Twin Lakes 6400 29.9 33.9 88 45.2 41.9 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 107 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 25.3 37.6 67 39.9 43.7 91 Humboldt Gulch 4250 3.3 9.1 36 37.7 34.3 110 Lolo Pass 5240 17.5 26.5 66 32.9 31.4 105 Lookout 5140 7.4 26.5 28 33.9 37.0 92 Poorman Creek 5100 14.5 33.9 43 55.3 50.5 110 Sleeping Woman 6150 10.8 13.7 79 22.9 19.1 120 Stuart Mountain 7400 31.7 29.3 108 32.3 29.0 111 Sunset 5540 9.9 21.4 46 28.7 34.3 84 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 61 102 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 14.1 16.4 86 14.6 17.2 85 Barker Lakes 8250 11.6 13.0 89 14.9 14.7 101 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 7.0 96 6.3 8.6 73 Beagle Springs 8850 6.8 8.0 85 6.0 9.2 65 Bloody Dick 7600 10.4 10.6 98 12.5 13.3 94 Calvert Creek 6430 3.6 7.5 48 10.1 10.1 100 Clover Meadow 8600 10.4 14.8 70 11.0 15.6 71 Darkhorse Lake 8600 28.9 25.0 116 25.8 25.2 102 Divide 7800 6.5 9.4 69 6.8 10.5 65 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.8 6.9 70 10.3 9.2 112 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 10.3 0 6.3 13.2 48 Lemhi Ridge 8100 9.4 9.5 99 11.5 11.6 99 Lower Twin 7900 9.0 15.8 57 17.8 18.4 97 Moose Creek 6200 13.8 14.9 93 20.0 18.7 107 Mule Creek 8300 14.0 13.1 107 15.2 15.0 101 Rocker Peak 8000 12.7 11.8 108 12.8 12.6 102 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.7 22.7 100 19.2 21.6 89 Short Creek 7000 2.4 5.4 44 5.1 6.8 75 White Elephant 7710 14.6 24.3 60 16.7 27.8 60 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 87 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 14.1 16.4 86 14.6 17.2 85 Beaver Creek 7850 13.2 16.2 81 16.2 18.1 90 Black Bear 8170 25.2 34.2 74 24.9 35.4 70 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 19.3 24.0 80 Clover Meadow 8600 10.4 14.8 70 11.0 15.6 71 Lone Mountain 8880 13.5 15.9 85 14.3 15.7 91 Lower Twin 7900 9.0 15.8 57 17.8 18.4 97 Madison Plateau 7750 13.7 20.7 66 14.8 24.4 61 Tepee Creek 8000 8.5 12.7 67 8.5 13.6 62 West Yellowstone 6700 5.6 10.1 55 9.2 13.0 71 Whiskey Creek 6800 8.7 14.5 60 11.1 18.7 59 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 72 76 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 13.2 16.2 81 16.2 18.1 90 Brackett Creek 7320 21.7 17.7 123 24.5 22.8 107 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 19.3 24.0 80 Lick Creek 6860 -M 9.9 * -M 12.4 * Lone Mountain 8880 13.5 15.9 85 14.3 15.7 91 Sacajawea 6550 12.1 13.7 88 21.6 20.1 107 Shower Falls 8100 18.3 19.4 94 21.6 20.9 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 91 97 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 14.1 16.4 86 14.6 17.2 85 Barker Lakes 8250 11.6 13.0 89 14.9 14.7 101 Basin Creek 7180 6.7 7.0 96 6.3 8.6 73 Beagle Springs 8850 6.8 8.0 85 6.0 9.2 65 Beaver Creek 7850 13.2 16.2 81 16.2 18.1 90 Black Bear 8170 25.2 34.2 74 24.9 35.4 70 Bloody Dick 7600 10.4 10.6 98 12.5 13.3 94 Brackett Creek 7320 21.7 17.7 123 24.5 22.8 107 Calvert Creek 6430 3.6 7.5 48 10.1 10.1 100 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 19.3 24.0 80 Clover Meadow 8600 10.4 14.8 70 11.0 15.6 71 Darkhorse Lake 8600 28.9 25.0 116 25.8 25.2 102 Divide 7800 6.5 9.4 69 6.8 10.5 65 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.8 6.9 70 10.3 9.2 112 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 10.3 0 6.3 13.2 48 Lemhi Ridge 8100 9.4 9.5 99 11.5 11.6 99 Lick Creek 6860 -M 9.9 * -M 12.4 * Lone Mountain 8880 13.5 15.9 85 14.3 15.7 91 Lower Twin 7900 9.0 15.8 57 17.8 18.4 97 Madison Plateau 7750 13.7 20.7 66 14.8 24.4 61 Moose Creek 6200 13.8 14.9 93 20.0 18.7 107 Mule Creek 8300 14.0 13.1 107 15.2 15.0 101 Rocker Peak 8000 12.7 11.8 108 12.8 12.6 102 Sacajawea 6550 12.1 13.7 88 21.6 20.1 107 Saddle Mtn. 7940 22.7 22.7 100 19.2 21.6 89 Short Creek 7000 2.4 5.4 44 5.1 6.8 75 Shower Falls 8100 18.3 19.4 94 21.6 20.9 103 Tepee Creek 8000 8.5 12.7 67 8.5 13.6 62 West Yellowstone 6700 5.6 10.1 55 9.2 13.0 71 Whiskey Creek 6800 8.7 14.5 60 11.1 18.7 59 White Elephant 7710 14.6 24.3 60 16.7 27.8 60 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 81 85 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 15.8 18.6 85 18.9 18.8 101 Frohner Meadow 6480 4.8 6.9 70 10.3 9.2 112 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.8 13.1 98 15.0 14.8 101 Rocker Peak 8000 12.7 11.8 108 12.8 12.6 102 Tizer Basin 6880 6.4 9.0 71 9.3 9.6 97 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 88 102 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 15.8 18.6 85 18.9 18.8 101 Crystal Lake 6050 10.7 11.2 96 16.1 15.2 106 Daisy Peak 7600 8.6 9.3 92 8.9 9.9 90 Deadman Creek 6450 8.5 9.3 91 12.6 11.2 112 Elk Peak 7600 17.5 -M * 9.3 -M * Onion Park 7410 13.3 12.2 109 16.7 16.0 104 Pickfoot Creek 6650 7.5 9.5 79 13.5 13.2 102 Porcupine 6500 .8 5.9 14 7.6 10.7 71 Spur Park 8100 20.1 18.7 107 18.1 15.8 115 Stringer Creek 6550 9.9 9.6 103 13.5 12.7 106 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 91 102 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 26.9 28.8 93 28.1 30.5 92 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.6 8.2 20 13.5 12.0 112 Mount Lockhart 6400 15.6 17.4 90 25.6 23.0 111 Pike Creek 5930 1.3 -M * 29.7 27.9 106 Waldron 5600 6.0 10.1 59 18.2 15.1 121 Wood Creek 5960 4.2 8.3 51 16.4 14.0 117 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75 107 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 26.9 28.8 93 28.1 30.5 92 Boulder Mountain 7950 15.8 18.6 85 18.9 18.8 101 Crystal Lake 6050 10.7 11.2 96 16.1 15.2 106 Daisy Peak 7600 8.6 9.3 92 8.9 9.9 90 Deadman Creek 6450 8.5 9.3 91 12.6 11.2 112 Dupuyer Creek 5750 1.6 8.2 20 13.5 12.0 112 Elk Peak 7600 17.5 -M * 9.3 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 4.8 6.9 70 10.3 9.2 112 Mount Lockhart 6400 15.6 17.4 90 25.6 23.0 111 Nevada Ridge 7020 12.8 13.1 98 15.0 14.8 101 Onion Park 7410 13.3 12.2 109 16.7 16.0 104 Pickfoot Creek 6650 7.5 9.5 79 13.5 13.2 102 Pike Creek 5930 1.3 -M * 29.7 27.9 106 Porcupine 6500 .8 5.9 14 7.6 10.7 71 Rocker Peak 8000 12.7 11.8 108 12.8 12.6 102 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 4.2 0 14.5 9.1 159 Spur Park 8100 20.1 18.7 107 18.1 15.8 115 Stringer Creek 6550 9.9 9.6 103 13.5 12.7 106 Tizer Basin 6880 6.4 9.0 71 9.3 9.6 97 Waldron 5600 6.0 10.1 59 18.2 15.1 121 Wood Creek 5960 4.2 8.3 51 16.4 14.0 117 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 84 106 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 35.0 40.3 87 46.7 43.4 108 Many Glacier 4900 .7 12.4 6 32.1 28.4 113 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 4.2 0 14.5 9.1 159 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 63 115 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 18.9 20.3 93 18.1 18.2 99 Box Canyon 6670 6.1 8.4 73 11.8 11.5 103 Brackett Creek 7320 21.7 17.7 123 24.5 22.8 107 Burnt Mtn 5880 .0 4.7 0 11.1 11.2 99 Canyon 7870 10.1 12.0 84 10.9 15.0 73 Cole Creek 7850 11.5 12.7 91 11.2 11.3 99 East Boulder Mine 6335 .0 -M * 10.2 -M * Evening Star 9200 23.5 23.3 101 24.9 25.2 99 Fisher Creek 9100 29.2 28.7 102 26.9 29.4 91 Monument Peak 8850 18.0 17.5 103 19.3 19.8 97 Northeast Entrance 7350 7.0 9.6 73 12.7 11.3 112 Parker Peak 9400 20.2 18.2 111 19.3 16.2 119 Placer Basin 8830 14.1 15.7 90 15.3 17.1 89 Porcupine 6500 .8 5.9 14 7.6 10.7 71 Sacajawea 6550 12.1 13.7 88 21.6 20.1 107 Shower Falls 8100 18.3 19.4 94 21.6 20.9 103 S Fork Shields 8100 11.5 14.7 78 18.2 18.2 100 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.8 18.7 79 18.1 20.6 88 Sylvan Road 7120 7.3 10.8 68 14.6 15.5 94 Thumb Divide 7980 9.2 14.9 62 11.0 17.1 64 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 24.2 24.8 98 21.8 25.2 87 White Mill 8700 22.7 20.9 109 22.3 21.9 102 Wolverine 7650 9.2 8.9 103 12.4 11.3 110 Younts Peak 8350 -M 13.7 * -M 14.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 91 96 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 12.3 -M * 15.4 -M * Castle Creek 8400 8.1 -M * 8.4 -M * Cold Springs 9630 6.2 6.8 91 7.0 9.0 78 Deer Park 9700 9.5 14.1 67 12.5 17.7 71 Hobbs Park 10100 8.3 12.7 65 8.9 11.6 77 Kirwin 9550 9.9 8.8 112 11.2 10.4 108 Little Warm 9370 9.0 9.8 92 10.4 11.7 89 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.8 96 6.4 5.3 121 South Pass 9040 9.4 14.4 65 10.4 15.8 66 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 2.7 6.5 42 5.7 7.9 72 Togwotee Pass 9580 21.6 21.2 102 23.4 22.4 104 Townsend Creek 8700 5.6 8.7 64 8.4 10.5 80 Younts Peak 8350 -M 13.7 * -M 14.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 81 85 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 18.2 21.2 86 18.6 18.8 99 Evening Star 9200 23.5 23.3 101 24.9 25.2 99 Marquette 8760 5.1 -M * 7.4 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 14.8 18.7 79 18.1 20.6 88 Sylvan Road 7120 7.3 10.8 68 14.6 15.5 94 Younts Peak 8350 -M 13.7 * -M 14.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 86 95 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 15.8 17.0 93 12.2 15.4 79 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 6.7 5.2 129 7.3 7.5 97 Blackwater 9780 18.2 21.2 86 18.6 18.8 99 Bone Springs Div 9350 13.5 14.5 93 11.8 14.0 84 Evening Star 9200 23.5 23.3 101 24.9 25.2 99 Grave Springs 8550 7.9 8.4 94 6.8 9.3 73 Kirwin 9550 9.9 8.8 112 11.2 10.4 108 Marquette 8760 5.1 -M * 7.4 -M * Middle Powder 7760 9.6 10.5 91 9.0 10.5 86 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.8 96 6.4 5.3 121 Powder River Pass 9480 10.1 9.6 105 11.6 11.4 102 Shell Creek 9580 11.7 13.5 87 11.0 12.4 89 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.8 18.7 79 18.1 20.6 88 Sylvan Road 7120 7.3 10.8 68 14.6 15.5 94 Timber Creek 7950 4.9 4.2 117 7.7 6.5 118 Younts Peak 8350 -M 13.7 * -M 14.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 93 94 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 7.2 8.2 88 8.3 9.6 86 Bone Springs Div 9350 13.5 14.5 93 11.8 14.0 84 Burgess Junction 7880 9.9 10.3 96 9.8 10.9 90 Dome Lake 8880 10.0 10.8 93 9.4 12.0 78 Little Goose 8870 7.7 -M * 10.3 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 10.7 11.1 96 11.3 12.8 88 Tie Creek 6870 2.1 5.3 40 9.6 10.1 95 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 89 87 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 6.7 5.2 129 7.3 7.5 97 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 12.3 13.4 92 11.3 11.8 96 Grave Springs 8550 7.9 8.4 94 6.8 9.3 73 Hansen Sawmill 8360 6.0 6.0 100 7.6 7.6 100 Middle Powder 7760 9.6 10.5 91 9.0 10.5 86 Powder River Pass 9480 10.1 9.6 105 11.6 11.4 102 Soldier Park 8720 4.1 -M * 7.1 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 99 92 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 15.8 17.0 93 12.2 15.4 79 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 6.7 5.2 129 7.3 7.5 97 Big Goose 7990 7.2 8.2 88 8.3 9.6 86 Blackwater 9780 18.2 21.2 86 18.6 18.8 99 Bone Springs Div 9350 13.5 14.5 93 11.8 14.0 84 Burgess Junction 7880 9.9 10.3 96 9.8 10.9 90 Burroughs Creek 8750 12.3 -M * 15.4 -M * Castle Creek 8400 8.1 -M * 8.4 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 12.3 13.4 92 11.3 11.8 96 Cold Springs 9630 6.2 6.8 91 7.0 9.0 78 Deer Park 9700 9.5 14.1 67 12.5 17.7 71 Dome Lake 8880 10.0 10.8 93 9.4 12.0 78 Evening Star 9200 23.5 23.3 101 24.9 25.2 99 Grave Springs 8550 7.9 8.4 94 6.8 9.3 73 Hansen Sawmill 8360 6.0 6.0 100 7.6 7.6 100 Hobbs Park 10100 8.3 12.7 65 8.9 11.6 77 Kirwin 9550 9.9 8.8 112 11.2 10.4 108 Little Goose 8870 7.7 -M * 10.3 -M * Little Warm 9370 9.0 9.8 92 10.4 11.7 89 Marquette 8760 5.1 -M * 7.4 -M * Middle Powder 7760 9.6 10.5 91 9.0 10.5 86 Owl Creek 8975 4.6 4.8 96 6.4 5.3 121 Powder River Pass 9480 10.1 9.6 105 11.6 11.4 102 Shell Creek 9580 11.7 13.5 87 11.0 12.4 89 Soldier Park 8720 4.1 -M * 7.1 -M * South Pass 9040 9.4 14.4 65 10.4 15.8 66 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 2.7 6.5 42 5.7 7.9 72 Sucker Creek 8880 10.7 11.1 96 11.3 12.8 88 Sylvan Lake 8420 14.8 18.7 79 18.1 20.6 88 Sylvan Road 7120 7.3 10.8 68 14.6 15.5 94 Tie Creek 6870 2.1 5.3 40 9.6 10.1 95 Timber Creek 7950 4.9 4.2 117 7.7 6.5 118 Togwotee Pass 9580 21.6 21.2 102 23.4 22.4 104 Townsend Creek 8700 5.6 8.7 64 8.4 10.5 80 Younts Peak 8350 -M 13.7 * -M 14.6 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 88 89 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