2017 Snowpack is 112% in the Bitterroot – summer fishing bodes well

2017 Snowpack is 112% in the Bitterroot – summer fishing bodes well

See Bitterroot Star story, “Snowpack is heavy, summer may be wet

NWCC - SNOTEL Snow Water Equivalent Update Graph - 2014-04

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East Fork and upper Bitterroot River in late May

East Fork and upper Bitterroot River in late May

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta), non-native trout from the East Fork of the Bitterroot River May 2016 IMG_0340

Brown Trout (Salmo trutta), non-native trout from the East Fork of the Bitterroot River May 2016 IMG_0340

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Northern Pike from the lower Bitterroot River

Northern Pike from the lower Bitterroot River

Jack Mauer caught this pike in the lower Bitterroot in mid-March 2016.

Northern Pike

Northern Pike

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Montana Snotel data for Mar 20, 2016 – good news

Montana Snotel data for Mar 20, 2016 – good news

A picture says a thousand words! From streamflow data in western Montana visit our Wapiti Waters “Riverflows and Snowpack Data” page.
MT-SNOTEL-3.20.2016

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Bitterroot River near Wally Crawford FAS – Brandy Peak in the Bitterroot Mountain Range

Bitterroot River near Wally Crawford FAS – Brandy Peak in the Bitterroot Mountain Range

A Montana View Fine Art Photography

Gorgeous cool day on the Bitterroot River. Photo by Merle Ann Loman. www.amontanaview.com

 

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Bitterroot Basin Snowpack info for Feb 2016

Bitterroot Basin Snowpack info for Feb 2016

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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Old Darby Bridge in Feb 2016, upper Bitterroot River

Old Darby Bridge in Feb 2016, upper Bitterroot River

Totem Peaks to the south of Bear Creek Canyon in Bitterroot Mountain Range, MT IMG_0179

Totem Peaks to the south of Bear Creek Canyon in Bitterroot Mountain Range, MT IMG_0179

Below are Snowtel data maps for Montana in Feb. You can see that our snowpack has increased in the last two weeks. Great news.

MT-SNOTEL-2.18.2016

Feb 18, 2016

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Feb 02, 2016

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