See Bitterroot Star story, “Snowpack is heavy, summer may be wet”
Jack Mauer caught this pike in the lower Bitterroot in mid-March 2016.
A picture says a thousand words! From streamflow data in western Montana visit our Wapiti Waters “Riverflows and Snowpack Data” page.
Gorgeous cool day on the Bitterroot River. Photo by Merle Ann Loman. www.amontanaview.com
Winter snow in the mountains translates into spring, summer and fall waterflows in our rivers. So, we keep watch on the snow levels. We actually had a good snow accumulation in Dec 2015 and Jan 2016. It is still precipitating in February, but the temperatures are above average. Good news, still a good snow pack. Today I am posting some info on our current snowpack in Montana and a few photos from the mountains and Bitterroot River.
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Below are Snowtel data maps for Montana in Feb. You can see that our snowpack has increased in the last two weeks. Great news.