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April and May may have rained on peoples’ plans, but the wet weather was exactly what Wyoming needed, building snowpack closer to average amounts for this time of the year. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service released another snowpack/snow water equivalent report – it’s the 23rd of the current water year. The “water year” is…

There’s not a lot of good news in the latest Wyoming Water Supply Outlook, as the impacts of an abnormally warm winter are becoming more apparent. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation Service released an updated hydrologic report on April 7. Overall, it’s not looking good. “A majority of basins across Wyoming had an average of…

The Bureau of Reclamation is holding an important meeting at the Park County Fairgrounds to discuss water and the Buffalo Bill Reservoir in 2022. The Bureau of Reclamation will host a public Buffalo Bill Reservoir Water Information Meeting in Powell on Tuesday, Mar. 15 at 1:00 p.m. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss…

Sleeping Giant Ski Area announced the “heartbreaking decision” to end the winter ski season early because winter isn’t sticking around or to the ground. At 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, the Sleeping Giant Ski Area announced that this weekend would be its last weekend. After several weeks of erratic weather, there isn’t enough snow…

Warm Wyoming weather would suggest a mild March, but it won’t last as the entire state is expected to get colder and wetter for the last few weeks of winter. Wyoming is enjoying a brief breath of spring this week. On Tuesday, temperatures reached into the low sixties. Enjoy this warm week while you can…

The detrimental impact of a warm February is already showing in the mountains as Wyoming snowpack declines, but runoff predictions for reservoirs stay stable. Wyoming depends on spring runoff from winter snowpack to sustain its agriculture and fill its reservoirs – which the state relies on the rest of the year. Unfortunately, warm temperatures in…

Winter weather conditions leave Wyoming with above-average precipitation, below-average snowpack, and a good chance but no guarantee of average spring runoff. The Natural Resources Conservation Service has released its Wyoming Water Supply Outlook for February 2022. The report is a hydrologic forecast based on the weather, climate, and snowpack across the state. Numbers in the…

No basin in the Bighorn Basin is expected to reach capacity in 2022, which isn’t a promising sign for a region that’s already “abnormally dry.” The Bureau of Reclamation released its snowmelt forecast on Thursday, Jan. 13. In the report, the spring runoff of each river in the Bighorn Basin is calculated to determine how…

Snowy weather is exactly what Wyoming’s snowpack needs, as the snow in the state’s western basins starts to average out after a concerningly dry fall. Every aspect of Wyoming relies on its winter snowpack. The melted snow fills the state’s aquifers and reservoirs, sustaining the state’s agriculture, animals, and people. The Wyoming Natural Resources Conservation…

While it’s too early to say how much moisture Wyoming will receive this winter, below-average snowpack across the state is already a worrisome sign for 2022. November might have been enjoyably warm in Wyoming, but it’s not great news for the state. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, November’s average temperature was about…


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