The April snowpack report for Sheridan County was released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, and overall, drainages within the county are below the 30 year median for April 1. Despite this, drainage at the Powder River snotel currently has the highest levels in the entire state of Wyoming.
This month's snowpack in Sheridan County shows lower drainage in both Clear Creek and Tongue River compared to last month. Tongue River sits at 80 percent drainage compared to the 30 year median and data shows that drainage at the Clear Creek basin is at 88 percent of the 30 year median.
Drainage at Powder River is at 97 percent of the 30 year median - that's the highest level in the state compared to the majority of basins that currently rest at 75-to-90 percent of that median.
And with spring weather already making its mark across the state, statewide snow water averages are generally lower than last month. For a copy of the snowpack report, click on the attachment below.