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Snow Survey

Montana Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program

SNOTEL (SNOwpack TELemetry) Network

Photo of snow melting into mountain stream. The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack and precipitation information via the SNOwpack TELemetry (SNOTEL) network in order to issue streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of snow survey products include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.
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Product Highlights

New! Real Time Conditions Maps

You can now gain access to a variety of maps directly:

  • Snow Percentages (SWE - NRCS SNOTEL)
  • Month to Date Precipitation (NRCS SNOTEL)
  • Water Year to Date Precipitation (NRCS SNOTEL)
  • Current Streamflows (USGS)
  • Soil Moisture (VIC Modeled)
  • National Drought Monitor
Interactive Montana SNOTEL Map

New! Interactive Montana SNOTEL Map

You can now gain access to a variety of data types:

  • SNOTEL (SNOwpack TELemetry)
  • Snow DepthSnow Water Equivalent
  • Snowcourses
  • SCAN (Soil Climate Analysis Network)
  • Reservoir Storage
  • Monthly Streamflow
  • ACIS monthly precipitation

Snow Survey Data, Products, and Reports

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Snow & Precipitation
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Soil Moisture and Climate

Soil Moisture and Temperature, as well as, general climate and drought information for Montana.

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Water Supply

Streamflow forecasts, reservoir storage, surface water supply index, etc...

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Site Information

Data site locations, descriptions, etc...

Additional Snow Survey Information