Recent storm added to state snowpacks up high

This past week’s high mountain snow has boosted the snowpack in all but five of the state’s river basins.

Currently the state’s automated high elevation SNOTELs are reading 107% of median with a basin high of 135% for the Lower North Platte and a basin low of 0% for the Cheyenne and Belle Fourche. Last year the state was at 91%, and at 131% in 2017.

Locally, the Wind River Basin snow water equivalent increased seven points with the latest round of snow, from 110 percent of the median to 117 percent. The Sweetwater River Basin went up a full 10 points, from 82 to 92 percent of the 30 year median.