(Sheridan, Wyo.) — After storms at the end of March, the snow-water equivalent in both the Powder and Tongue River Basins was up—an improvement after weeks of decline. But according to today's report,
the snowpack is
back down, not to record levels, but it is sitting at 66% in the Tongue
River Basin and 81% in the Powder River Basin.
While warmer temperatures brought the SWE back down, it is still above
where it was at this time last month.
In mid-March, experts told the Sheridan area that the snowpack in the
Tongue/Powder basins was at a record low.
The Wyoming Weather Modification Program has started looking at the
possibility of cloud seeding
a feasibility study of weather modification in the Bighorns.
April 11 "Monday Snow Report for the 2015-2016 snow season":
[image: Inline image 1]
The same report almost a month ago:
[image: Inline image 2]
Feature photo h/t Kathy Clay via Buckrail