NRCS Hydrologist 

Snowpack Percentages Drop Slightly in Most Montana River Basins Since January 1


February 9, 2022

On the heels of a December which brought exceptional moisture to the Treasure State, January largely lacked needed precipitation. Monthly Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) SNOTEL site totals across Montana show that January precipitation was below to near normal. “The first week of the month looked promising. The mountains received at least one to two feet of snow, but westerly flow brought high pressure during the last three weeks in January,” said NRCS Hydrologist Eric Larson. This made for clear skies, warmer than normal temperatures, and below-normal precipitation in mos...

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