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SNODAS Snowpack Maps

The SNODAS snowpack maps show the snow-water equivalent in the mountain snowpack. Data from these maps is analyzed by CWCB staff to determine the risk of snowmelt flooding for individual river basins and the entire state.

Maps are posted once a month during the snow season as SNODAS data becomes available. Additional maps will be posted if the need arises and data is available.

Click on the date of interest below to be taken to a document containing all of that day’s maps.

January 1, 2017 February 1, 2017 March 1, 2017
January 1, 2017 February 1, 2017  March 1st SNODAS
Statewide Statewide Statewide

April 1, 2017 May 1, 2017
April SWE Map May 1 SNODAS 
Statewide Statewide


SNOTEL/SNODAS Medians 
The SNOTEL SNODAS Median series provides a visual representation of the snow water equivalent (SWE) median values used in water supply forecasting for January 1st, February 1st, March 1st, and April 1st. The medians are calculated using a 30-year interval in agreement with World Meteorological Organization standards by the Natural Resources Conservation Service for each SNOTEL and Snow Course site. Currently, the 30-year period for median calculation is 1981-2010.

January 1 Median Values  February 1 Median Values March 1 Median Values April 1 Median Values
January Median SWE February Median SWE  March Median SWE April Median SWE
Statewide Statewide Statewide Statewide


To see maps from previous years, use the Search available on this page.

 

 SNODAS Map Document Search

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