The headwaters of the Snake River are in the mountains of northwestern Wyoming on lands primarily administered by the National Park Service and the Bridger-Teton National Forest. Streamflow from the Snake River Basin has been measured at some sites for more than 100 years. Water from this drainage basin is used for recreational, agricultural, and municipal uses and power generation. Because of the many uses of the water and the ongoing drought in the Western United States, there is interest in how streamflow in water year 2021 compared to the historical data. Historical streamflow data are defined as the operational period of the streamgage through water year 2020. A water year is named for the year in which it ends; therefore, water year 2021 is October 1, 2020, through September 30, 2021.
Law, R.M., Campbell, J.R., Wheeler, J.D., and Eddy-Miller, C.E., 2022, Comparison of water year 2021 streamflow to historical data at selected sites in the Snake River Basin, Wyoming: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2022–3043, 5 p., https://doi.org/10.3133/fs20223043.
ISSN: 2327-6932 (online)
Table of Contents
- Streamflow Data Collected in the Snake River Basin
- Comparison of Streamflow During Water Year 2021 to Historical Data
- References Cited
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Title||Comparison of water year 2021 streamflow to historical data at selected sites in the Snake River Basin, Wyoming|
|Series title||Fact Sheet|
|Publisher||U.S. Geological Survey|
|Publisher location||Reston, VA|
|Contributing office(s)||Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Snake River Basin|
|Online Only (Y/N)||Y|
|Google Analytic Metrics||Metrics page|