March Mountain Snowpack Well Above Last Year

By Beacon Staff

BOZEMAN – March mountain precipitation statewide was 88 percent of average and water year precipitation was 102 percent of average as of April 1st.

Roy Kaiser is a water supply specialist with the Natural Resources Conservation Service in Bozeman. He says March mountain precipitation west of the Continental Divide was 94 percent of average.

East of the Continental Divide, March mountain precipitation was 83 percent of average.

March mountain precipitation in the Lower Yellowstone River Basin faired the best at 121 percent of average.

On April 1, the mountain snowfall season is about 95 percent complete and Kaiser says the mountains will typically reach seasonal peaks during April.

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