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Clearwater basin is where the water is, according to SNOTEL

SNOTEL water year (Oct. 1) to date precipitation percentage of normal, Jan. 3, 2019.

USDA National Resource Conservation Service
SNOTEL water year (Oct. 1) to date precipitation percentage of normal, Jan. 3, 2019.



The Clearwater River basin in the place to be, if you’re looking for snow, according to the Jan. 4 U.S. Department of Agriculture SNOTEL data. Compared to history, the Clearwater countryside – which spans a vast swath of Idaho County – has received 102 percent of average, and 100 percent of median precipitation since Oct. 1.

And the SNOTEL data gets more specific: Twelvemile Creek, near the Idaho-Montana state line, was listed with 123 percent of average; Crater Meadows, in Clearwater County, was listed with 121 percent of average; Mountain Meadow, southeast of Elk City, was listed with 119 percent of average. Four other SNOTEL sites in the basin were listed with 100-plus percent of average, including 2 others in eastern Idaho County: Savage Pass southeast of Lochsa Lodge, and Lolo Pass.

The Salmon River basin was listed with 73 percent of average and 72 percent of median snowpack.

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