Wind River Basin snowpack surpasses 100%

(Fremont County, WY) – As of May 3rd, the snowpack/snow water equivalent (SWE) has continued to see a steady increase in the Wind River Basin which is now at 101%. However, the Sweetwater Basin has dropped to 65%, according to the Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).

h/t Wyoming NRCS

The statewide SWE has also dropped to only 89%. Basins west of the continental divide generally had 10-20% decreases in SWEs from last week due to active snowmelt at elevations below 9,000 feet. 

h/t Wyoming NRCS

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.

Light snow amounts are expected across all mountain areas in Wyoming early this week and again by the end of the week.

h/t Wyoming NRCS

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