Thanks to a snowy February the snow pack has substantially improved in Star Valley Ranch. As of Wednesday February 24 the monthly snowfall total is 73.8 inches with a water content of 3.87 inches. This was generally the case throughout Star Valley and surrounding mountains this month. Following are photos of the Snow Stake at Star Valley Ranch on January 1st and again on February 24th.
Following are the observations on February 24 for the past 5 years at Star Valley Ranch. The water year begins on Oct. 1st.
Year Snow Depth(in) Season Snow Total(in) Precipitation Total(in)
2021 41 160 10.95
2020 37 193 12.88
2019 37 160 13.05
2018 17 122 11.93
2017 38 200 21.52
Surprisingly considering the actual snow depth is the greatest on this date in the last 5 years, actual water year totals are the least which includes both rain and melted snow The winter of 2016-2017 was substantially wetter including snowfall.