The Water Supply Outlook Report (WSOR) was redesigned after water year 2020. It is now abbreviated compared to earlier versions. The MT Snow Survey webpage was redesigned at the same time as the WSOR updates. The new webpage format summarizes both statewide and specific river basin conditions in near real-time.
The current condition summaries can be found by using the navigation bar above and selecting "Monthly Statewide Overview", or by selecting an individual river basin summary. There are numerous added benefits for the water user when comparing these new tools with the legacy static report. The new webpages are all interactive, which allows the user scroll and click on the tools to get more information than before from the included maps, plots and tables.
We know that our customers rely on the information we provide, so a monthly report with the summaries of the past weather and climate, snowpack, precipitation, reservoir storage, and streamflow forecasts will continue to be published for the state. However, water users are encouraged to look at the new monthly river basin webpages (and new daily river basin summaries) as a replacement for the individual river basin narratives.
If there are ways we can improve upon these products, we would appreciate your feedback. Are there pieces of the legacy reports that are missing that you need for your planning purposes? Tools you would like to see included? Please let us know!