May 11, 2022 |

Because of the recent stretch of wet, cooler weather, including high country snowfall, the latest hydrology report shows high-country snowpack in the Upper North Platte River Basin has remained relatively unchanged since the end of April.

As of yesterday, the snow-water equivalent was 93 percent of the 30-year average – 1991 to 2020. On April 26th the SWE stood at 95 percent of mean. Snowpack levels are about 15 percent higher than they were this time last year and on a par with 2020 levels.

Meanwhile the level of the North Platte River dropped slightly Tuesday to just over the 6-foot mark after reaching 6.24 feet on Monday morning. The river is starting to move at North Gate moving toward 1,000 CFS Tuesday evening.


Pictured above: File photo by Jim O’Reilly/Bigfoot 99.

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