Posts Tagged ‘snowpack’

It’s dry in Idaho- Think Snow!


2010
01.13

brooke_monstarWhile we do have snow at our house in Horseshoe Bend, we don’t have much. River levels may be a little more ‘normal’ this year unless precip picks up… You can also check out the Snow-Water Equivalent graph for Payette Basin HERE.

by Associated Press

Posted on January 13, 2010 at 10:44 AM

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TWIN FALLS — A report from the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service shows that snowpack levels across Idaho are lower than normal, but could still recover if precipitation picks up.

The Times-News reports that the numbers from the Conservation Service show most streams and rivers in south-central Idaho could run at just half or 70 percent of their average flows this spring and summer.

According to the National Weather Service, Idaho was one of only four states in the contiguous U.S. to get below-average rain and snow in December.

Idaho Close to Average for Snowpack and YTD Precip


2009
01.22

For complete Idaho Snowpack information go HERE!

Composite Graph of SNOTEL Sites in Payette Basin Showing 2009 Water Year  to Date Snow Water Content and Precipitation Along with Average Values and a Similar Year

The first number is Snow Water Equivalent and the second is YTD Precip

CLEARWATER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 97 112
SALMON BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 96 97
WEISER BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 85 94
PAYETTE BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 88 89
BOISE BASIN
Basin-wide percent of average 86 93