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Utah Snow Survey Program


The NRCS Snow Survey Program provides mountain snowpack data and streamflow forecasts for the western United States. Common applications of Snow Survey products include water supply management, flood control, drought and avalanche prediction, climate modeling, recreation, and conservation planning.


How is Utah's snowpack doing?  (graph, map, or report)

Storm totals!  (click here)

Interactive Map!  (major basins, subbasins, other)

Streamflow forecasts!  (click here) 

Let's play in the snow!  Recreation links... (click here) 


Snow Survey Data, Products, and Reports*

*Snow Survey staff review and quality-control only the daily (midnight) readings from SNOTEL sites. HOURLY DATA, OTHER THAN THE MIDNIGHT VALUES, SHOULD BE CONSIDERED PROVISIONAL AND MAY HAVE SIGNIFICANT ERRORS. The only data that are reviewed at the hourly time step are the soil moisture and soil temperature values. In addition, the extended range air temperature sensors used at SNOTEL sites in the continental U.S. calculate temperature from sensor output voltage using a linear least-squares regression algorithm. It has been determined that the this algorithm has resulted in a data bias. The Snow Survey and Water Supply Forecasting Program is actively working on a correction technique for this issue.  For more information click here.

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Snow Survey Data

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Soil Climate Analysis Network

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Water Supply

Streamflow forecasts, reservoir storage, surface water supply index, monthly reports, drought assessment, etc...

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Current water year data

Snow reports, snowpack maps, and historical data...

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Individual site time-series graphs

Snow water equivalent, precipitation, air temperature, and soil moisture charts for individual sites in Utah...

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Basin-averaged time-series graphs

Snow water equivalent, precipitation, air temperature, and soil moisture charts for basins in Utah...

Additional Snow Survey Information