|Why snow is important for Cheyenne's water.
Cheyenne's water comes from mountain streams in the Sierra Madre, Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountain Ranges. These streams fill with water in the spring from melting snow. The BOPU captures this water in reservoirs until Cheyenne needs it.
Find out more about Cheyenne's water system.
The more snow the mountains west of Cheyenne receive, the more water Cheyenne will have over the next year. See how much snow is in the mountains, check out our webcameras or visit the SNOTEL sites on the right.
| SNOTEL Sites
The BOPU funded three SNOTEL sites, one in each of the drainages important to Cheyenne's water system.
Little Snake River SNOTEL Site
Cinnabar Park SNOTEL Site
Crow Creek SNOTEL Site
Snow telemetry sites, or SNOTEL, are specialized, automated weather stations that track snow pack, the amount of moisture in the snow, temperatures, wind and other weather conditions. The BOPU uses the information from these sites to monitor the snow pack and estimate how much water Cheyenne will be able to collect in reservoirs.