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 SATURDAY: MAY 28 , 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 .0 .1 0* 32.4 29.4 110 Bear Mountain 5400 14.1 32.9 43 85.4 74.5 115 Garver Creek 4250 .0 .0 * 23.9 20.9 114 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 41.6 36.8 113 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 21.3 20.8 102 Hawkins Lake 6450 .3 16.5 2 43.1 35.4 122 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 5.6 0 70.1 61.4 114 Stahl Peak 6030 24.4 30.2 81 53.9 46.0 117 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 45 114 FLATHEAD RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 9.8 21.0 47 33.0 40.5 81 Bisson Creek 4920 .1 .0 * 24.3 22.4 108 Blacktail Mtn 5650 .0 -M * 17.8 -M * Emery Creek 4350 .0 .0 * 35.3 28.9 122 Flattop Mtn. 6300 31.9 34.1 94 61.0 55.1 111 Grave Creek 4300 .0 .0 * 41.6 36.8 113 Hand Creek 5035 .0 .0 * 21.3 20.8 102 Kraft Creek 4750 .0 -M * 29.7 30.4 98 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 33.1 36.0 92 Moss Peak 6780 26.9 32.0 84 51.0 45.5 112 Noisy Basin 6040 21.9 33.1 66 57.5 52.9 109 North Fork Jocko 6330 21.3 24.5 87 56.9 54.8 104 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 33.1 36.3 91 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 27.2 25.5 107 Stahl Peak 6030 24.4 30.2 81 53.9 46.0 117 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 19.9 97 37.1 37.6 99 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 80* 105 UPPER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Barker Lakes 8250 12.6 13.3 95 21.2 23.9 89 Basin Creek 7180 .0 1.6 0 18.4 15.8 116 Black Pine 7210 .0 .0 * 18.4 18.1 102 Combination 5600 .0 .0 * 12.9 12.9 100 Copper Bottom 5200 .0 -M * 17.2 18.9 91 Copper Camp 6950 3.7 -M * 27.2 37.3 73 Lubrecht Flume 4680 .0 .0 * 13.2 13.4 99 Nevada Ridge 7020 .2 4.9 4 19.4 20.6 94 N Fk Elk Creek 6250 .0 .0 * 16.5 18.5 89 North Fork Jocko 6330 21.3 24.5 87 56.9 54.8 104 Peterson Meadows 7200 2.1 4.1 51 22.7 17.8 128 Rocker Peak 8000 10.8 12.1 89 18.2 19.8 92 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 12.6 0 25.1 27.9 90 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 19.9 97 37.1 37.6 99 Warm Springs 7800 17.7 18.6 95 27.7 29.4 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75 96 BITTERROOT RIVER BASIN Daly Creek 5780 .0 .0 * 17.4 17.4 100 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 39.5 38.9 102 Nez Perce Camp 5650 .1 .0 * 24.1 24.5 98 Saddle Mtn. 7940 13.8 15.8 87 24.9 29.1 86 Skalkaho Summit 7250 .0 12.6 0 25.1 27.9 90 Twelvemile Creek 5600 .0 .0 * 37.1 36.9 101 Twin Lakes 6400 7.1 19.5 36 50.3 52.8 95 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 44* 96 LOWER CLARK FORK RIVER BASIN Hoodoo Basin 6050 21.3 27.5 77 53.1 53.6 99 Humboldt Gulch 4250 .1 .0 * 44.2 42.5 104 Lolo Pass 5240 .0 .0 * 39.5 38.9 102 Lookout 5140 .0 1.8 0* 43.3 44.6 97 Poorman Creek 5100 .0 5.6 0 70.1 61.4 114 Sleeping Woman 6150 .0 .0 * 27.2 25.5 107 Stuart Mountain 7400 19.4 19.9 97 37.1 37.6 99 Sunset 5540 .1 3.9 3 36.3 43.4 84 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 70 101 JEFFERSON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 12.5 14.9 84 26.4 28.2 94 Barker Lakes 8250 12.6 13.3 95 21.2 23.9 89 Basin Creek 7180 .0 1.6 0 18.4 15.8 116 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 15.6 15.7 99 Bloody Dick 7600 .1 .0 * 20.9 19.1 109 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 13.8 13.5 102 Clover Meadow 8600 9.5 12.7 75 22.0 23.9 92 Darkhorse Lake 8600 28.1 28.0 100 37.8 34.7 109 Divide 7800 .0 1.6 0 16.4 16.1 102 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 16.8 14.9 113 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * 18.6 19.8 94 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .1 .4 25* 17.2 18.2 95 Lower Twin 7900 14.4 15.9 91 30.5 28.7 106 Moose Creek 6200 .1 .0 * 25.6 24.3 105 Mule Creek 8300 9.1 11.9 76 22.6 21.8 104 Rocker Peak 8000 10.8 12.1 89 18.2 19.8 92 Saddle Mtn. 7940 13.8 15.8 87 24.9 29.1 86 Short Creek 7000 .0 .0 * 12.9 10.7 121 White Elephant 7710 .0 8.4 0 32.7 36.5 90 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 81 99 MADISON RIVER BASIN Albro Lake 8300 12.5 14.9 84 26.4 28.2 94 Beaver Creek 7850 3.4 9.8 35 27.1 24.8 109 Black Bear 8170 18.2 29.0 63 41.0 45.7 90 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 34.2 33.5 102 Clover Meadow 8600 9.5 12.7 75 22.0 23.9 92 Lone Mountain 8880 9.3 11.5 81 24.5 23.5 104 Lower Twin 7900 14.4 15.9 91 30.5 28.7 106 Madison Plateau 7750 1.6 9.8 16 27.4 32.6 84 Tepee Creek 8000 .1 4.4 2 21.8 19.2 114 West Yellowstone 6700 .1 .0 * 16.5 18.1 91 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .3 0* 20.1 25.2 80 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 66 96 GALLATIN RIVER BASIN Beaver Creek 7850 3.4 9.8 35 27.1 24.8 109 Brackett Creek 7320 5.2 7.0 74 34.0 33.9 100 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 34.2 33.5 102 Lick Creek 6860 .1 .0 * 21.3 20.8 102 Lone Mountain 8880 9.3 11.5 81 24.5 23.5 104 Sacajawea 6550 .1 .0 * 32.4 30.4 107 Shower Falls 8100 14.7 19.9 74 32.9 32.7 101 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 71 103 MISSOURI HEADWATERS Albro Lake 8300 12.5 14.9 84 26.4 28.2 94 Barker Lakes 8250 12.6 13.3 95 21.2 23.9 89 Basin Creek 7180 .0 1.6 0 18.4 15.8 116 Beagle Springs 8850 .0 .0 * 15.6 15.7 99 Beaver Creek 7850 3.4 9.8 35 27.1 24.8 109 Black Bear 8170 18.2 29.0 63 41.0 45.7 90 Bloody Dick 7600 .1 .0 * 20.9 19.1 109 Brackett Creek 7320 5.2 7.0 74 34.0 33.9 100 Calvert Creek 6430 .0 .0 * 13.8 13.5 102 Carrot Basin 9000 18.6 24.4 76 34.2 33.5 102 Clover Meadow 8600 9.5 12.7 75 22.0 23.9 92 Darkhorse Lake 8600 28.1 28.0 100 37.8 34.7 109 Divide 7800 .0 1.6 0 16.4 16.1 102 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 16.8 14.9 113 Lakeview Ridge 7400 .0 .0 * 18.6 19.8 94 Lemhi Ridge 8100 .1 .4 25* 17.2 18.2 95 Lick Creek 6860 .1 .0 * 21.3 20.8 102 Lone Mountain 8880 9.3 11.5 81 24.5 23.5 104 Lower Twin 7900 14.4 15.9 91 30.5 28.7 106 Madison Plateau 7750 1.6 9.8 16 27.4 32.6 84 Moose Creek 6200 .1 .0 * 25.6 24.3 105 Mule Creek 8300 9.1 11.9 76 22.6 21.8 104 Rocker Peak 8000 10.8 12.1 89 18.2 19.8 92 Sacajawea 6550 .1 .0 * 32.4 30.4 107 Saddle Mtn. 7940 13.8 15.8 87 24.9 29.1 86 Short Creek 7000 .0 .0 * 12.9 10.7 121 Shower Falls 8100 14.7 19.9 74 32.9 32.7 101 Tepee Creek 8000 .1 4.4 2 21.8 19.2 114 West Yellowstone 6700 .1 .0 * 16.5 18.1 91 Whiskey Creek 6800 .0 .3 0* 20.1 25.2 80 White Elephant 7710 .0 8.4 0 32.7 36.5 90 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 72 99 HEADWATERS MISSOURI MAINSTEM Boulder Mountain 7950 12.7 13.5 94 30.4 28.1 108 Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 16.8 14.9 113 Nevada Ridge 7020 .2 4.9 4 19.4 20.6 94 Rocker Peak 8000 10.8 12.1 89 18.2 19.8 92 Tizer Basin 6880 .1 .0 * 19.6 16.1 122 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 78 105 SMITH, JUDITH, AND MUSSELSHELL RIVER BASINS Boulder Mountain 7950 12.7 13.5 94 30.4 28.1 108 Crystal Lake 6050 4.2 .0 * 31.2 25.5 122 Daisy Peak 7600 .6 2.8 21 16.7 17.0 98 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 19.2 17.2 112 Elk Peak 7600 10.1 -M * 17.5 -M * Onion Park 7410 5.8 5.9 98 26.2 24.2 108 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 21.4 20.4 105 Porcupine 6500 .1 .0 * 17.7 17.8 99 Spur Park 8100 18.3 16.4 112 24.1 23.8 101 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .0 * 21.7 20.6 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 108* 107 SUN, TETON AND MARIAS RIVER BASINS Badger Pass 6900 9.8 21.0 47 33.0 40.5 81 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .0 * 13.3 18.7 71 Mount Lockhart 6400 .6 7.7 8 26.5 30.5 87 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 33.1 36.3 91 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 18.3 20.9 88 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 15.1 19.8 76 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 36* 84 MISSOURI MAINSTEM RIVER BASIN Badger Pass 6900 9.8 21.0 47 33.0 40.5 81 Boulder Mountain 7950 12.7 13.5 94 30.4 28.1 108 Crystal Lake 6050 4.2 .0 * 31.2 25.5 122 Daisy Peak 7600 .6 2.8 21 16.7 17.0 98 Deadman Creek 6450 .0 .0 * 19.2 17.2 112 Dupuyer Creek 5750 .0 .0 * 13.3 18.7 71 Elk Peak 7600 10.1 -M * 17.5 -M * Frohner Meadow 6480 .0 .0 * 16.8 14.9 113 Mount Lockhart 6400 .6 7.7 8 26.5 30.5 87 Nevada Ridge 7020 .2 4.9 4 19.4 20.6 94 Onion Park 7410 5.8 5.9 98 26.2 24.2 108 Pickfoot Creek 6650 .0 .0 * 21.4 20.4 105 Pike Creek 5930 .0 -M * 33.1 36.3 91 Porcupine 6500 .1 .0 * 17.7 17.8 99 Rocker Peak 8000 10.8 12.1 89 18.2 19.8 92 Rocky Boy 4700 .1 .0 * 20.6 15.8 130 Spur Park 8100 18.3 16.4 112 24.1 23.8 101 Stringer Creek 6550 .0 .0 * 21.7 20.6 105 Tizer Basin 6880 .1 .0 * 19.6 16.1 122 Waldron 5600 .0 .0 * 18.3 20.9 88 Wood Creek 5960 .0 .0 * 15.1 19.8 76 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75* 99 ST. MARY AND MILK RIVER BASINS Flattop Mtn. 6300 31.9 34.1 94 61.0 55.1 111 Many Glacier 4900 .0 .0 * 33.1 36.0 92 Rocky Boy 4700 .1 .0 * 20.6 15.8 130 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 94* 107 UPPER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Beartooth Lake 9360 14.5 19.4 75 21.6 24.9 87 Box Canyon 6670 .0 .0 * 14.3 17.2 83 Brackett Creek 7320 5.2 7.0 74 34.0 33.9 100 Burnt Mtn 5880 .0 .0 * 18.0 20.5 88 Canyon 7870 .2 .0 * 16.3 20.6 79 Cole Creek 7850 7.7 12.0 64 -M 20.8 * East Boulder Mine 6335 .1 -M * 15.9 -M * Evening Star 9200 16.7 20.4 82 33.0 34.5 96 Fisher Creek 9100 23.2 29.7 78 30.8 39.5 78 Monument Peak 8850 6.8 16.9 40 26.0 27.9 93 Northeast Entrance 7350 .0 .0 * 14.6 16.3 90 Parker Peak 9400 9.5 16.7 57 25.1 23.4 107 Placer Basin 8830 7.8 15.5 50 21.4 26.4 81 Porcupine 6500 .1 .0 * 17.7 17.8 99 Sacajawea 6550 .1 .0 * 32.4 30.4 107 Shower Falls 8100 14.7 19.9 74 32.9 32.7 101 S Fork Shields 8100 8.0 13.5 59 31.4 28.9 109 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 10.6 0 28.9 28.8 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 18.7 21.0 89 Thumb Divide 7980 .0 .0 * 18.3 23.5 78 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 -M 27.0 * -M 33.9 * White Mill 8700 13.2 19.5 68 25.6 29.9 86 Wolverine 7650 .2 .0 * 14.6 16.2 90 Younts Peak 8350 .0 7.4 0 17.4 20.3 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 61 92 WIND RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 -M * 19.0 -M * Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 11.2 -M * Cold Springs 9630 .1 .0 * 17.8 15.1 118 Deer Park 9700 15.0 6.3 238 28.2 26.8 105 Hobbs Park 10100 20.1 8.8 228 27.9 20.1 139 Kirwin 9550 5.0 4.3 116 19.5 16.6 117 Little Warm 9370 .1 .0 * 15.8 18.1 87 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 13.1 10.4 126 South Pass 9040 11.1 1.1 1009* 22.4 23.3 96 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .0 * 19.6 14.2 138 Togwotee Pass 9580 17.1 21.2 81 30.5 30.6 100 Townsend Creek 8700 4.0 .0 * 24.4 17.9 136 Younts Peak 8350 .0 7.4 0 17.4 20.3 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 148* 111 SHOSHONE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Blackwater 9780 20.5 22.3 92 29.9 27.0 111 Evening Star 9200 16.7 20.4 82 33.0 34.5 96 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 16.5 -M * Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 10.6 0 28.9 28.8 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 18.7 21.0 89 Younts Peak 8350 .0 7.4 0 17.4 20.3 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 61 97 BIGHORN RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bald Mtn. 9380 11.6 15.8 73 17.9 23.1 77 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .1 .0 * 12.1 13.6 89 Blackwater 9780 20.5 22.3 92 29.9 27.0 111 Bone Springs Div 9350 7.8 11.4 68 17.0 21.9 78 Evening Star 9200 16.7 20.4 82 33.0 34.5 96 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 12.2 15.9 77 Kirwin 9550 5.0 4.3 116 19.5 16.6 117 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 16.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .1 .0 * 14.6 17.1 85 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 13.1 10.4 126 Powder River Pass 9480 .5 .0 * 13.9 18.3 76 Shell Creek 9580 8.8 11.9 74 14.9 19.6 76 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 10.6 0 28.9 28.8 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 18.7 21.0 89 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .0 * 18.0 13.1 137 Younts Peak 8350 .0 7.4 0 17.4 20.3 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 68 93 TONGUE RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Big Goose 7990 .6 .0 * 15.9 18.0 88 Bone Springs Div 9350 7.8 11.4 68 17.0 21.9 78 Burgess Junction 7880 1.2 2.2 55 15.8 17.8 89 Dome Lake 8880 2.8 .0 * 18.4 20.0 92 Little Goose 8870 3.5 -M * 18.9 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 1.6 3.2 50 17.5 21.2 83 Tie Creek 6870 -M .0 * 14.8 18.3 81 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 83* 85 POWDER RIVER BASIN (WYOMING) Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .1 .0 * 12.1 13.6 89 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 8.7 9.4 93 20.1 20.8 97 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 12.2 15.9 77 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .2 .0 * 14.1 13.8 102 Middle Powder 7760 .1 .0 * 14.6 17.1 85 Powder River Pass 9480 .5 .0 * 13.9 18.3 76 Soldier Park 8720 .1 -M * 13.7 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 102* 87 LOWER YELLOWSTONE RIVER BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 11.6 15.8 73 17.9 23.1 77 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 .1 .0 * 12.1 13.6 89 Big Goose 7990 .6 .0 * 15.9 18.0 88 Blackwater 9780 20.5 22.3 92 29.9 27.0 111 Bone Springs Div 9350 7.8 11.4 68 17.0 21.9 78 Burgess Junction 7880 1.2 2.2 55 15.8 17.8 89 Burroughs Creek 8750 .0 -M * 19.0 -M * Castle Creek 8400 .0 -M * 11.2 -M * Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 8.7 9.4 93 20.1 20.8 97 Cold Springs 9630 .1 .0 * 17.8 15.1 118 Deer Park 9700 15.0 6.3 238 28.2 26.8 105 Dome Lake 8880 2.8 .0 * 18.4 20.0 92 Evening Star 9200 16.7 20.4 82 33.0 34.5 96 Grave Springs 8550 .0 .0 * 12.2 15.9 77 Hansen Sawmill 8360 .2 .0 * 14.1 13.8 102 Hobbs Park 10100 20.1 8.8 228 27.9 20.1 139 Kirwin 9550 5.0 4.3 116 19.5 16.6 117 Little Goose 8870 3.5 -M * 18.9 -M * Little Warm 9370 .1 .0 * 15.8 18.1 87 Marquette 8760 .0 -M * 16.5 -M * Middle Powder 7760 .1 .0 * 14.6 17.1 85 Owl Creek 8975 .0 .0 * 13.1 10.4 126 Powder River Pass 9480 .5 .0 * 13.9 18.3 76 Shell Creek 9580 8.8 11.9 74 14.9 19.6 76 Soldier Park 8720 .1 -M * 13.7 -M * South Pass 9040 11.1 1.1 1009* 22.4 23.3 96 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 .0 .0 * 19.6 14.2 138 Sucker Creek 8880 1.6 3.2 50 17.5 21.2 83 Sylvan Lake 8420 .0 10.6 0 28.9 28.8 100 Sylvan Road 7120 .0 .0 * 18.7 21.0 89 Tie Creek 6870 -M .0 * 14.8 18.3 81 Timber Creek 7950 .0 .0 * 18.0 13.1 137 Togwotee Pass 9580 17.1 21.2 81 30.5 30.6 100 Townsend Creek 8700 4.0 .0 * 24.4 17.9 136 Younts Peak 8350 .0 7.4 0 17.4 20.3 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 98* 98 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