The most recent water year ending on September 30 proved to be generally above normal across Star Valley. Elsewhere in much of Wyoming and surrounding states it was a dry year. It was a very dry summer throughout the west including Star Valley, however a wet Winter and Spring was the exception for Star Valley.
Looking at just Wyoming, Northern Lincoln County including Star Valley highlights the beneficial precipitation we received here in Star Valley.
Total precipitation for the water year shows how dry a water year it was with the exception of the Western Mountains and Star Valley.
The total number of days with .01 precipitation dramatically illustrates the contrast across Wyoming.
The following are graphs for individual precipitation totals at several sites around Star Valley
The following are the two SNOTEL sites in the Salt Range. Notable is the greater than 50 inches at Willow Creek.
For comparison the following is the Jackson report, much less than Star Valley.
All stations experienced a very dry summer beginning around July 1st