Sheridan County Snowpack Report

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The latest snowpack report for Sheridan County was released Friday. Sheridan Media’s Ron Richter has the story.

The report shows that the snowpack water content across the eastern Bighorn Mountains varies considerably. Andrew Cassiday, who’s the District Conservationist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service Sheridan Field Office, says the varying snowpack has been the norm.

Cassiday said the numbers are current through Wednesday, April 26, so they don’t include the last round of snow we received. He said the next 30 days will determine a lot regarding runoff from snowmelt.

Cassiday said the total water year to date precipitation at the Tongue River drainage snotel sites is above average at 116 percent and the Powder River drainage snotel sites come in even higher at 128 percent of average. The Belle Fourche River basin was the highest in the State at 250 percent of median, while the Cheyenne River basin was the lowest in Wyoming at just 6 percent of median.