A media release issued Friday by the Natural Resources Conservation Service, states that with the addition of recent snows the March 1st report of Sheridan County snowpack shows higher snowpack than a month ago in both the Tongue and Clear Creek drainages. Both remain above 100% of average for this time of year, and above the levels of March 1, 2011. Total Precipitation at the Tongue River drainage snotel sites is 143% of average; while the Powder River drainage is 124% of average. This report includes both manual snow course data taken from February 24th through 29st and snotel data on March 1st.
March 1st snotel data on the other major basins in Wyoming show the Powder-Tongue Basin remains the highest in the State at 129% of Average. Snows in the last couple of weeks have improved snowpack Statewide, though the central and southwest portions of the State are still below average.