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SNOTEL Monitoring Network

The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) installs, operates, and maintains an extensive, automated system to collect snowpack and related climatic data in the Western United States called SNOTEL (for SNOwpack TELemetry). The system evolved from NRCS's Congressional mandate in the mid-1930's "to measure snowpack in the mountains of the West and forecast the water supply." The programs began with manual measurements of snow courses; since 1980, SNOTEL has reliably and efficiently collected the data needed to produce water supply forecasts and to support the resource management activities of NRCS and others.

SNOTEL locations within Southcentral Alaska include: Anchor River Divide, Cooper Lake, Esther Island, Grandview, Grouse Creek Divide, Kachemak Creek, Kenai Moose Pens, McNeil Canyon, MF Bradley River, Mt. Alyeska, Nuka Glacier, Port Graham, Port San Juan, Summit Creek, and Turnagain Pass.

Data and Resources

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    Anchor River Divide

    site?sitenum=1062&state=ak

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    Cooper Lake

    site?sitenum=959&state=ak

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    Esther Island

    site?sitenum=1071&state=ak

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    Grandview

    site?sitenum=956&state=ak

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    Grouse Creek Divide

    site?sitenum=964&state=ak

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    Kachemak Creek

    site?sitenum=1063&state=ak

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    Kenai Moose Pens

    site?sitenum=966&state=ak

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    McNeil Canyon

    site?sitenum=1003&state=ak

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    Middle Fork Bradley River

    site?sitenum=1064&state=ak

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    Mt. Alyeska

    site?sitenum=1103&state=ak

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    Nuka Glacier

    site?sitenum=1037&state=ak

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    Port Graham

    site?sitenum=987&state=ak

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    Port San Juan

    site?sitenum=1075&state=ak

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    Summit Creek

    site?sitenum=955&state=ak

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    Turnagain Pass

    site?sitenum=954&state=ak

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    Website :: Alaska SNOTEL Sites

    http://www.wcc.nrcs.usda.gov/snotel/Alaska/alaska.html

Status: Ongoing
Type: Data
Data Types: Database
Primary Contact
Fisher, Daniel
Email: daniel.fisher@ak.usda.gov
Work: (907) 271-2424
Primary Agency
National Resources Conservation Service
Type
Federal

ISO Topics
climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere, inlandWaters

Geo-keywords
Kenai Peninsula, Southcentral

Direct Record Link
http://southcentral.epscor.alaska.edu/catalogs/6814-snotel-monitoring-network
  • D91c1f7bccc2c65d7b8d587a2e982d41
    Updated by Kacy
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    Updated by Kacy
    2014-04-25 09:06:28 -0800
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