ELKO – Northeastern Nevada was dodged by the latest chance of precipitation Monday as rainfall skirted the Idaho border.
Snowpack in regional basins was about 50 percent of average on Feb. 1, announced the Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Snow depth in the Upper Humboldt River Basin ranged from one inch at Dry Creek, which is 20 percent of normal; to 38 inches at the Lamoille No. 5 station elevation of 8,700 feet, which is 75 percent of normal.
The Lower Humboldt had slightly less snow with a basin-wide average of 45 percent, while Clover Valley and Franklin River basins averaged slightly more at 54 percent.
The driest region was the Owyhee River Basin at 34 percent of average. Snow depths there measured from zero inches at Taylor Canyon to 36 inches at Jack’s Peak.
The Snake River Basin in the Jarbidge area was listed at 52 percent of average.
Little relief is expected in the near future. The National Weather Service forecast for Elko calls for sunny and dry weather for at least the next week, with highs approaching 60 degrees Thursday and Friday.