March 2018
Surface Water Supply Index Report

Provided by the US Natural Resources Conservation Service
Bozeman, Montana

The SWSI is designed for areas that rely primarily on snowmelt runoff as the primary source of surface water. The SWSI accounts for snowpack, mountain precipitation, streamflow, reservoir contents, and soil moisture conditions. The SWSI can be used by irrigators, fisheries personnel, recreationists, and others who utilize surface waters. SWSI values are categorized as follows:

IDBasin NameSWSI
1Marias River above Tiber Reservoir0.600000023841858
2Tobacco River1.79999995231628
3Kootenai Ft. Steele to Libby Dam1.79999995231628
4Kootenai River below Libby Dam2.20000004768372
4Fisher River1.5
6Yaak River0.600000023841858
7North FK. Flathead River2.09999990463257
8Middle FK. Flathead River2.09999990463257
9South FK. Flathead River3.79999995231628
10Flathead River at Columbia Falls3.20000004768372
11Stillwater/Whitefish Rivers 
12Swan River3.29999995231628
13Flathead River at Polson2.5
14Mission Valley 
15Little Bitterroot River 
16Clark Fork River above Milltown2.59999990463257
17Blackfoot River2.79999995231628
18Clark Fork River above Missoula2.79999995231628
19Bitterroot River1.79999995231628
20Clark Fork River below Bitterroot River2.5
21Clark Fork River below Flathead River2.5
22Beaverhead River0.600000023841858
23Ruby River0.600000023841858
24Big Hole River1.5
25Boulder River (Jefferson)2.59999990463257
26Jefferson River1.70000004768372
27Madison River1.10000002384186
28Gallatin River2.09999990463257
29Missouri River above Canyon Ferry2
30Missouri River below Canyon Ferry0.899999976158142
31Smith River2
32Sun River2
33Teton River1.20000004768372
34Birch/Dupuyer Creeks-0.400000005960464
35Marias River below Tiber Reservoir1.79999995231628
36Musselshell River1.10000002384186
37Missouri River above Fort Peck0.600000023841858
38Missouri River below Fort Peck1.60000002384186
39Milk River 
40Dearborn River near Craig 
41Yellowstone River above Livingston3.5
42Shields River3.40000009536743
43Boulder River (Yellowstone)3
44Stillwater River3.20000004768372
45Rock/Red Lodge Creeks0.899999976158142
46Clarks Fork River4
47Yellowstone River above Bighorn River3.40000009536743
48Bighorn River below Bighorn Lake2.79999995231628
49Little Bighorn River0
50Yellowstone River below Bighorn River2.79999995231628
51Tongue River-0.899999976158142
52Powder River0.899999976158142
53Upper Judith Basin 
54St. Mary River1.79999995231628