Snowpack

Gem Morris

Well-Known Member
#2
Here's a great site that seems to update immediately - even during storms http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/ftpref/data/water/wcs/gis/maps/west_swepctnormal_update.pdf

It doesn't narrow it's scope to ONLY the Colorado River Basin, which was very nice on the other site.

Utah got hammered yesterday and looks to be north of 100% for the whole state. Wyoming is picking up nicely now too, we just need storms to move a little bit further east and south so Colorado can be part of the fun too!
 

WaterMan

Well-Known Member
#6
After the last storm in Arizona the snow pack was all over 200%. We are not looking very good now.

http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/cgibin/snowup-graph.pl?state=AZ

ARIZONA SNOTEL Snow Water Equivalent Update Graph
As of MONDAY: DECEMBER 12 , 2016
Basin Snow Water Equivalent Percent of Median
VERDE RIVER BASIN
70*%
SAN FRANCISCO PEAKS 0%
CENTRAL MOGOLLON RIM
85%
LITTLE COLORADO - SOUTHERN HEADWATERS
79%
UPPER SALT RIVER BASIN / WHITE MOUNTAINS
48%
SAN FRANCISCO / UPPER GILA RIVER BASIN
38%
CHUSKA MOUNTAINS *

Legend:
<70%
70-90%
91-110%
111-130%
>130%

* = Data are not available or data may not provide a valid measure of conditions for over half of the sites within the basin.
 

Waterbaby

Moderator
Staff member
#12
Pinedale Wy. Mostly kidding about the snow, it is so light here it is like shoveling potato flakes, you can sweep it with a broom most of the the time....
Heavy snow in Colorado, though, in the Crawford area, which is on the West slope...

I did some more sleuthing and they just have not updated the above-map for this year - no idea why.... I did find this which is for our water basin and gives dots showing the % per location [and elevation]......

https://www.cbrfc.noaa.gov/
 

Waterbaby

Moderator
Staff member
#15
I contacted USBR about getting te GIF map I posted way above here back for 2016/2017. Received a reply today:

Thanks for your interest in our Upper Colorado snowmap. This past year we have been working to upgrade this product and have completed that work. We have published the new product at the following URL.

https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/notice/snowpack.html

Due to some issues with licensing and security, it is not currently displaying as intended. We are aware of this issue and are working to resolve them as soon as possible. I am hopeful that within a day or so, the UC snowmap will be published at this location.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Rick
So the last link I posted the other day will revert to the map we are accustomed to seeing as soon as they work out the issues on their end.
 

Waterbaby

Moderator
Staff member
#18
Seems all the Upper Colorado websites relating to water levels and snowpack from the USBR are not working........
This works.........

https://wcc.sc.egov.usda.gov/report...ecember&textDay=17&CompYearList=select+a+year

and this map - where you can click the dots to see the reading for each station..

https://www.cbrfc.noaa.gov/

and this works - the basin is at 117% of normal overall right now

https://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/rsvrs/ops/WeeklyHydrologySummary/Weekly_Hydro.pdf
 

Trix

Active Member
#20
You can easily get snow pack for the Powell drainage by clicking on the water database link on WW home page.
Today is 124% of normal. Big accumulations in the Rockies forecast for this week, so a good start to the snow season.
 
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