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Snow Pack

The Buffalo Bill Reservoir will not reach capacity this year, as the Bighorn Basin continues to endure drought conditions and less snowpack runoff in 2021. On June 22, the Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast for Bighorn River Basin. Across the board, forecast volume for reservoirs throughout the Bighorn Basin are below the 30-year…

Many are hoping for a Wyoming White Christmas, but global weather patterns mean many will have to keep hoping. The US Department of Agriculture released their first snow report for Water Year 2021 – which encompasses the entire 2020-2021 winter season. The overall assessment of “snow water” so far is lower than historic medians across…

It’s pretty wet in Wyoming this year. A report from the Wyoming office of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration showed that there’s been a healthy amount of precipitation in the state in 2020. In their report, Wyoming’s January precipitation was 95 to 105% of the average, current water year precipitation is averaging 90 to…

The Sleeping Giant gets to sleep in . . . Sleeping Giant Ski Area previously announced their opening for the 2019-2020 Winter Season for this Friday, December 13th. But this plan hit an unavoidable complication – turns out, you need snow to ski. There currently isn’t enough snow pack for any of the area’s trails…


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