ALPINE, Wyo. — The Palisades Reservoir is a popular recreation area and a key water storage site in the Upper Snake River system. While water levels have been dropping since July, storage is currently above average and well above 2022 and 2021 levels.

Currently, Palisades is 62% full and Jackson Lake is at 75% capacity.

In 2021, water levels at the Palisades were historically low, at about 11% on Sept. 17, 2021. The Upper Snake River system is currently at 50% capacity. At this time of year, the average is around 40%.

Left: Palisades on Sept. 13, 2021. Right: Palisades on Aug. 31, 2023. Photo: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

Lindsay Vallen is a Community News Reporter covering a little bit of everything; with an interest in politics, wildlife, and amplifying community voices. Originally from the east coast, Lindsay has called Wilson, Wyoming home since 2017. In her free time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, cooking, and completing the Jackson Hole Daily crosswords.