Snowpack decrease reported in Wind River, Sweetwater Basins

As of March 22nd, Wyoming’s snowpack/snow water equivalents (SWEs) is reported as 97% of the median, according to a report from Wyoming NRCS Hydrologist Jim Fahey. Last year, the statewide median was 111%.

There are minor increases as well as small decreases in snowpack/SWEs across individual Wyoming basins compared to last week. This includes the Wind River Basin which dropped 3% and the Sweetwater Basin which dropped 6%.

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The following table shows the percent of the median for March 22nd, the 2 previous weeks, one year ago, and two years ago for Wyoming basins.

The map may differ slightly from the table depending upon how many stations were reporting at the time. This report and a map displaying basin SWE percentages of the median for the state may be found here.

For information on the use of median vs. average, click here.

Mountain areas across Wyoming are expected to see light to moderate snow amounts during the upcoming week (7-day precipitation totals map below).

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