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 TUESDAY: SEPTEMBER 23 , 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 .0 .0 * 36.2 36.5 99 Bear Mountain 5400 .4 .0 * 80.9 86.2 94 Garver Creek 4250 .0 .0 * 25.4 26.6 95 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 46.9 48.3 97 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 29.5 28.5 104 Hawkins Lake 6450 .1 .0 * 44.6 45.4 98 Poorman Creek 5100 .1 .0 * 73.7 72.6 102 Stahl Peak 6030 .0 .0 * 60.4 61.4 98 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 98 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.3 52.6 109 Bisson Creek 4920 .1 .0 * 32.6 31.3 104 Blacktail Mtn 5650 .2 -M * 24.6 -M * Emery Creek 4350 .0 .0 * -M 38.9 * Flattop Mtn. 6300 .2 .0 * 75.5 68.9 110 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 46.9 48.3 97 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 29.5 28.5 104 Kraft Creek 4750 .1 -M * 40.7 38.1 107 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 44.9 47.4 95 Moss Peak 6780 .1 .0 * 64.3 59.0 109 Noisy Basin 6040 .1 .0 * 71.7 69.2 104 North Fork Jocko 6330 .0 .0 * 70.1 66.0 106 Pike Creek 5930 -M -M * 51.5 46.6 111 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 34.4 34.0 101 Stahl Peak 6030 .0 .0 * 60.4 61.4 98 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 49.7 46.9 106 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 104 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 .1 .0 * -M 34.5 * Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 28.2 24.2 117 Black Pine 7210 .0 .0 * 28.2 25.6 110 Combination 5600 .0 .0 * 18.3 20.4 90 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 26.7 24.2 110 Copper Camp 6950 .0 -M * 39.8 46.5 86 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 .0 * 20.0 20.0 100 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.3 28.3 111 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 .1 .0 * 23.5 25.8 91 North Fork Jocko 6330 .0 .0 * 70.1 66.0 106 Peterson Meadows 7200 .1 .0 * 27.0 25.8 105 Rocker Peak 8000 .1 .0 * 33.2 29.6 112 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 .0 * 38.8 36.8 105 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 49.7 46.9 106 Warm Springs 7800 .0 .0 * 41.8 40.5 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 103 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 .0 .0 * 25.3 24.8 102 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 48.2 47.1 102 Nez Perce Camp 5650 .1 .0 * 38.8 31.6 123 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.5 35.6 111 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 .0 * 38.8 36.8 105 Twelvemile Creek 5600 .0 .0 * 51.0 45.7 112 Twin Lakes 6400 .0 .0 * 70.6 63.8 111 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 109 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 .0 .0 * 63.3 63.5 100 Humboldt Gulch 4250 .0 .0 * 50.6 51.2 99 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 48.2 47.1 102 Lookout 5140 .0 .0 * 45.7 51.7 88 Poorman Creek 5100 .1 .0 * 73.7 72.6 102 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 34.4 34.0 101 Stuart Mountain 7400 .0 .0 * 49.7 46.9 106 Sunset 5540 .0 .0 * 46.8 52.4 89 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 98 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .1 .0 * 44.6 38.1 117 Barker Lakes 8250 .1 .0 * -M 34.5 * Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 28.2 24.2 117 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 22.2 23.3 95 Bloody Dick 7600 .1 .0 * 25.2 25.3 100 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 21.2 18.4 115 Clover Meadow 8600 .2 .0 * 31.1 33.4 93 Darkhorse Lake 8600 .0 .0 * 47.9 44.5 108 Divide 7800 .2 .0 * 28.5 24.1 118 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 29.4 23.4 126 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .6 .0 * 24.3 27.5 88 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .0 .0 * 24.2 24.8 98 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 44.8 39.7 113 Moose Creek 6200 .1 .0 * 32.5 30.6 106 Mule Creek 8300 .0 .0 * 30.7 30.0 102 Rocker Peak 8000 .1 .0 * 33.2 29.6 112 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.5 35.6 111 Short Creek 7000 .1 .0 * 15.7 17.5 90 White Elephant 7710 .0 .0 * 46.6 45.4 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 106 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 .1 .0 * 44.6 38.1 117 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 38.5 32.8 117 Black Bear 8170 .1 .0 * 59.3 54.3 109 Carrot Basin 9000 .1 .0 * 50.6 43.0 118 Clover Meadow 8600 .2 .0 * 31.1 33.4 93 Lone Mountain 8880 .1 .0 * 36.6 33.6 109 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 44.8 39.7 113 Madison Plateau 7750 .0 .0 * 41.0 40.1 102 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .0 * 28.2 27.0 104 West Yellowstone 6700 .1 .0 * 28.5 23.7 120 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .0 * 34.9 32.4 108 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 110 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 38.5 32.8 117 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 55.8 46.3 121 Carrot Basin 9000 .1 .0 * 50.6 43.0 118 Lick Creek 6860 .1 .0 * 31.0 29.7 104 Lone Mountain 8880 .1 .0 * 36.6 33.6 109 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 51.5 43.2 119 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 51.7 46.1 112 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 115 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 .1 .0 * 44.6 38.1 117 Barker Lakes 8250 .1 .0 * -M 34.5 * Basin Creek 7180 .0 .0 * 28.2 24.2 117 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 22.2 23.3 95 Beaver Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 38.5 32.8 117 Black Bear 8170 .1 .0 * 59.3 54.3 109 Bloody Dick 7600 .1 .0 * 25.2 25.3 100 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 55.8 46.3 121 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 21.2 18.4 115 Carrot Basin 9000 .1 .0 * 50.6 43.0 118 Clover Meadow 8600 .2 .0 * 31.1 33.4 93 Darkhorse Lake 8600 .0 .0 * 47.9 44.5 108 Divide 7800 .2 .0 * 28.5 24.1 118 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 29.4 23.4 126 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .6 .0 * 24.3 27.5 88 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .0 .0 * 24.2 24.8 98 Lick Creek 6860 .1 .0 * 31.0 29.7 104 Lone Mountain 8880 .1 .0 * 36.6 33.6 109 Lower Twin 7900 .0 .0 * 44.8 39.7 113 Madison Plateau 7750 .0 .0 * 41.0 40.1 102 Moose Creek 6200 .1 .0 * 32.5 30.6 106 Mule Creek 8300 .0 .0 * 30.7 30.0 102 Rocker Peak 8000 .1 .0 * 33.2 29.6 112 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 51.5 43.2 119 Saddle Mtn. 7940 .0 .0 * 39.5 35.6 111 Short Creek 7000 .1 .0 * 15.7 17.5 90 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 51.7 46.1 112 Tepee Creek 8000 .0 .0 * 28.2 27.0 104 West Yellowstone 6700 .1 .0 * 28.5 23.7 120 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .0 * 34.9 32.4 108 White Elephant 7710 .0 .0 * 46.6 45.4 103 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 109 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 42.1 38.7 109 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 29.4 23.4 126 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.3 28.3 111 Rocker Peak 8000 .1 .0 * 33.2 29.6 112 Tizer Basin 6880 .1 .0 * 28.8 26.0 111 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 113 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 42.1 38.7 109 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .0 * 46.2 38.6 120 Daisy Peak 7600 .1 .0 * 30.9 27.0 114 Deadman Creek 6450 .1 .0 * -M 26.5 * Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * 30.4 -M * Onion Park 7410 .1 .0 * 37.3 34.4 108 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 28.8 29.5 98 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 29.0 26.4 110 Spur Park 8100 .0 .0 * 34.9 33.8 103 Stringer Creek 6550 .1 .0 * 32.6 30.5 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 109 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.3 52.6 109 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .1 .0 * 30.0 29.7 101 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .0 * 44.5 41.3 108 Pike Creek 5930 -M -M * 51.5 46.6 111 Waldron 5600 .1 .0 * 30.4 30.3 100 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 26.8 28.0 96 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 105 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 .0 .0 * 57.3 52.6 109 Boulder Mountain 7950 .0 .0 * 42.1 38.7 109 Crystal Lake 6050 .0 .0 * 46.2 38.6 120 Daisy Peak 7600 .1 .0 * 30.9 27.0 114 Deadman Creek 6450 .1 .0 * -M 26.5 * Dupuyer Creek 5750 .1 .0 * 30.0 29.7 101 Elk Peak 7600 .0 -M * 30.4 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 29.4 23.4 126 Mount Lockhart 6400 .0 .0 * 44.5 41.3 108 Nevada Ridge 7020 .0 .0 * 31.3 28.3 111 Onion Park 7410 .1 .0 * 37.3 34.4 108 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 28.8 29.5 98 Pike Creek 5930 -M -M * 51.5 46.6 111 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 29.0 26.4 110 Rocker Peak 8000 .1 .0 * 33.2 29.6 112 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 24.4 26.4 92 Spur Park 8100 .0 .0 * 34.9 33.8 103 Stringer Creek 6550 .1 .0 * 32.6 30.5 107 Tizer Basin 6880 .1 .0 * 28.8 26.0 111 Waldron 5600 .1 .0 * 30.4 30.3 100 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 26.8 28.0 96 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 108 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 .2 .0 * 75.5 68.9 110 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 44.9 47.4 95 Rocky Boy 4700 .0 .0 * 24.4 26.4 92 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 101 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 .0 .0 * 45.2 32.5 139 Box Canyon 6670 .0 .0 * 28.1 24.3 116 Brackett Creek 7320 .0 .0 * 55.8 46.3 121 Burnt Mtn 5880 .1 .0 * 34.4 29.2 118 Canyon 7870 .0 .0 * 28.0 27.3 103 Cole Creek 7850 .0 .0 * 32.7 30.6 107 East Boulder Mine 6335 .0 -M * 32.4 -M * Evening Star 9200 .1 .0 * 58.6 44.2 133 Fisher Creek 9100 .0 .0 * 59.6 50.9 117 Monument Peak 8850 .1 .0 * 42.6 36.8 116 Northeast Entrance 7350 .0 .0 * 28.8 24.5 118 Parker Peak 9400 .0 .0 * 46.6 31.2 149 Placer Basin 8830 .0 .0 * 46.2 36.3 127 Porcupine 6500 .0 .0 * 29.0 26.4 110 Sacajawea 6550 .0 .0 * 51.5 43.2 119 Shower Falls 8100 .0 .0 * 51.7 46.1 112 S Fork Shields 8100 .1 .0 * 47.1 40.7 116 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 46.6 37.4 125 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 34.7 28.0 124 Thumb Divide 7980 .1 .0 * 32.2 29.3 110 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 .0 .0 * 49.2 42.6 115 White Mill 8700 .0 .0 * 46.3 39.8 116 Wolverine 7650 .0 .0 * 29.2 23.0 127 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 28.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 120 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 .2 .0 * 4.9 27.7 18 Castle Creek 8400 .1 -M * 22.1 -M * Cold Springs 9630 .0 .0 * 21.8 21.4 102 Deer Park 9700 .0 .0 * 30.8 34.5 89 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 .0 * 25.2 27.3 92 Kirwin 9550 .1 .0 * 29.3 25.7 114 Little Warm 9370 .1 .0 * 26.8 25.4 106 Owl Creek 8975 .1 .0 * 14.3 16.9 85 South Pass 9040 .0 .0 * 22.3 29.1 77 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .1 .0 * 16.4 19.9 82 Togwotee Pass 9580 .2 .0 * 45.3 38.1 119 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .0 * 19.2 24.1 80 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 28.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 88 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 .1 .0 * 45.3 35.7 127 Evening Star 9200 .1 .0 * 58.6 44.2 133 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 24.9 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 46.6 37.4 125 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 34.7 28.0 124 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 28.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 127 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 .2 .0 * 35.4 31.5 112 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.7 20.3 127 Blackwater 9780 .1 .0 * 45.3 35.7 127 Bone Springs Div 9350 .1 .0 * 32.5 30.7 106 Evening Star 9200 .1 .0 * 58.6 44.2 133 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 22.7 22.6 100 Kirwin 9550 .1 .0 * 29.3 25.7 114 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 24.9 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.8 24.5 122 Owl Creek 8975 .1 .0 * 14.3 16.9 85 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.8 26.2 121 Shell Creek 9580 .0 .0 * 33.1 27.8 119 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 46.6 37.4 125 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 34.7 28.0 124 Timber Creek 7950 .1 .0 * 21.7 20.9 104 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 28.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 118 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 .2 .0 * 28.1 24.2 116 Bone Springs Div 9350 .1 .0 * 32.5 30.7 106 Burgess Junction 7880 .2 .0 * 27.8 25.0 111 Dome Lake 8880 .0 .0 * 34.2 27.8 123 Little Goose 8870 .2 -M * 34.4 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 .0 .0 * 33.8 29.3 115 Tie Creek 6870 .1 .0 * 28.7 26.3 109 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 113 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.7 20.3 127 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 .0 * 37.3 29.8 125 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 22.7 22.6 100 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .1 .0 * 25.7 21.5 120 Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.8 24.5 122 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.8 26.2 121 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 26.3 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 119 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 .2 .0 * 35.4 31.5 112 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .0 .0 * 25.7 20.3 127 Big Goose 7990 .2 .0 * 28.1 24.2 116 Blackwater 9780 .1 .0 * 45.3 35.7 127 Bone Springs Div 9350 .1 .0 * 32.5 30.7 106 Burgess Junction 7880 .2 .0 * 27.8 25.0 111 Burroughs Creek 8750 .2 .0 * 4.9 27.7 18 Castle Creek 8400 .1 -M * 22.1 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 .0 .0 * 37.3 29.8 125 Cold Springs 9630 .0 .0 * 21.8 21.4 102 Deer Park 9700 .0 .0 * 30.8 34.5 89 Dome Lake 8880 .0 .0 * 34.2 27.8 123 Evening Star 9200 .1 .0 * 58.6 44.2 133 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 22.7 22.6 100 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .1 .0 * 25.7 21.5 120 Hobbs Park 10100 .0 .0 * 25.2 27.3 92 Kirwin 9550 .1 .0 * 29.3 25.7 114 Little Goose 8870 .2 -M * 34.4 -M * Little Warm 9370 .1 .0 * 26.8 25.4 106 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 24.9 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .0 .0 * 29.8 24.5 122 Owl Creek 8975 .1 .0 * 14.3 16.9 85 Powder River Pass 9480 .0 .0 * 31.8 26.2 121 Shell Creek 9580 .0 .0 * 33.1 27.8 119 Soldier Park 8720 .0 -M * 26.3 -M * South Pass 9040 .0 .0 * 22.3 29.1 77 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .1 .0 * 16.4 19.9 82 Sucker Creek 8880 .0 .0 * 33.8 29.3 115 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 .0 * 46.6 37.4 125 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 34.7 28.0 124 Tie Creek 6870 .1 .0 * 28.7 26.3 109 Timber Creek 7950 .1 .0 * 21.7 20.9 104 Togwotee Pass 9580 .2 .0 * 45.3 38.1 119 Townsend Creek 8700 .0 .0 * 19.2 24.1 80 Younts Peak 8350 -M .0 * -M 28.7 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) * 108 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