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Glaciated mountains at dusk in the Delta Mountains of Alaska

Alaska Snow Survey

The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States and Alaska. Data is collected through automated weather stations (SNOTEL and SNOLITE), manual snow measurements (Snow Courses), and through partnering agencies and networks. Common applications of Snow Survey products include water supply management, flood control, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.

The Alaska Snow Survey operates over 80 automated weather stations that report data hourly through satellite transmission. Through the help of partners and cooperators, close to 200 manual snow measurement sites are measured during the winter. Four Snow Survey Reports detailing the state of the snowpack across Alaska are published in February, March, April, and May.

Snow Survey Products

Current Hourly Soils Data
Monthly Snow Survey Reports
Air, Water, and Soil Plots
Water Supply Forecasts
Site Metadata

Employee Directory

Palmer State Office
Name Position Phone Number Email
Daniel Fisher
Data Collection Officer
Tony DeMarco
Austin Hart
Keegan Krantz
Hydrologic Technician