Drought Management

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What factors influence the City of Bozeman Drought Meter?

City of Bozeman drought monitoring evaluates local water supply data, such as Hyalite Reservoir volume, streamflow, and snowpack - as well as national climate indices, to evaluate Bozeman’s drought stage.  Look for the Drought Meter on the weather page in the Friday edition of the Bozeman Daily Chronicle. 

Curious how the rest of the state is doing?  Check out the U.S. Drought Monitor to learn more. 


Drought Management FAQs - Click on a question to see the answer

Expand/Contract Questions and Answers

  • What is drought?

  • Why is drought important in Bozeman?

  • What makes Bozeman susceptible to drought?

  • How can you do your part?

How would drought impact life in Gallatin Valley specifically?

Bozeman is located within the Gallatin River watershed, whose water supply availability is driven by mostly snowpack. Check out this Interactive Gallatin River Watershed Drought Poster for more information.