Snow Water increased 15 percent last week

*Feature Photo: Pitchengine Communities* (Casper, Wyo.) - The snow water equivalent in the Wind River Basin Drainage increased by 15 percentage points to 105 percent of normal in last week's storm. Last week the basin was at 90 percent. One year ago the SWE was 70 percent and dropping. The Natural Resources Conservation Service in Casper reports the SWE every Monday during the snow season. As a state, Wyoming sits at 97 percent of the median for this stage of the season, compared with 63 percent one year ago. In the Big Horn Basin, the increase was not quite as dramatic, but noteworthy with a 9 point gain to 89 percent of the median. That includes the Absaroka Range and the West Slope of the Big Horns. This week's SWE is on par with last year at this time when the basin was at 82 percent. The Sweetwater River Basin also saw a big jump, gaining 10 points to 95 percent of the median. One year ago, the basin was only at 51 percent of the median. [image: Inline image 1] [image: Inline image 2] #county10 #springcity #news