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United States           Natural Resources             Water and Climate Center
Department of           Conservation                          Portland, Oregon
Agriculture             Service                                               
 
          S N O W  -  P R E C I P I T A T I O N    U P D A T E
 
              Based on Mountain Data from NRCS SNOTEL Sites
                    As of MONDAY: JANUARY 6 , 1997 
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BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT   TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %  
                                Current  Average  Avg  Current  Average  Avg
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WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    18.2     8.7   209     22.6    12.0   188 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    17.8     9.8   182     19.5    12.8   152 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    20.2     8.1   249     22.2    12.7   175 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    28.9    15.8   183     32.8    19.5   168 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    14.9     7.5   199     13.2     8.6   153 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    34.0    15.4   221     35.5    19.9   178 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    26.6    12.9   206     27.6    15.4   179 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    13.9     5.8   240     15.6     9.1   171 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    15.9     8.5   187     22.4    13.7   164 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    24.0    12.7   189     19.9    14.3   139 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.2     7.9   281     20.7    11.3   183 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.0    12.1   182     21.4    14.8   145 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    29.5    13.6   217     28.4    16.6   171 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    26.7    14.2   188     26.0    16.8   155 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    206                    166 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    22.6    12.3   184     19.0     9.1   209 
 BLACK BEAR               7950      -M    17.1      *      -M    18.7      *
 CANYON                   7940    15.6     5.8   269     17.2     7.4   232 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    37.6    17.1   220     31.5    17.4   181 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    27.2    11.1   245     25.1    12.6   199 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     7.0     4.4   159     12.7     6.2   205 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    19.9    11.2   178     13.8     8.1   170 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    19.5    11.5   170     19.9    10.3   193 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.2     7.9   281     20.7    11.3   183 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    29.5    13.6   217     28.4    16.6   171 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    16.1     7.7   209     22.4    10.5   213 
 WHITE MILL               8700      -M    12.4      *      -M    13.8      *
 WOLVERINE                7650     9.2     5.7   161     10.1     6.8   149 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    209                    190 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    16.5     7.7   214     16.8     8.6   195 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    13.4     8.0   168     15.6     8.8   177 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     6.4     4.6   139      7.6     5.7   133 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    11.4     8.1   141      9.0     7.3   123 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    11.8     5.5   215     12.7     7.0   181 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    17.4     8.8   198     17.4     8.5   205 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     4.8     3.6   133      6.2     5.2   119 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.0    12.1   182     21.4    14.8   145 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     5.9     4.8   123      7.5     6.1   123 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    173                    159 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    11.4    10.8   106      9.2     9.2   100 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     3.5     3.9    90      4.0     4.5    89 
 BLACKWATER               9780    24.1    10.6   227     17.5     9.3   188 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.1     8.3   122      9.2     7.3   126 
 EVENING STAR             9200    27.1    13.8   196     25.0    11.5   217 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.9      -M      *     7.0     5.3   132 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.3     5.4   191     11.9     5.5   216 
 LOST CREEK               8080     8.2     6.2   132      8.8     6.1   144 
 MARQUETTE                8760     6.7     4.1   163      7.1     4.9   145 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.6     6.1   141      7.9     6.3   125 
 OWL CREEK                8975     4.5     2.1   214      3.8     3.0   127 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.5     5.4    65      6.9     6.0   115 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    10.0     8.0   125      7.8     6.8   115 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    19.5    11.5   170     19.9    10.3   193 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    12.4     6.2   200     18.7     8.5   220 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     3.9     2.6   150      4.4     3.4   129 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.5     9.5   163     37.6     8.5   442 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    157                    178 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    24.1    10.6   227     17.5     9.3   188 
 EVENING STAR             9200    27.1    13.8   196     25.0    11.5   217 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.3     5.4   191     11.9     5.5   216 
 MARQUETTE                8760     6.7     4.1   163      7.1     4.9   145 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    19.5    11.5   170     19.9    10.3   193 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    12.4     6.2   200     18.7     8.5   220 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.5     9.5   163     37.6     8.5   442 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    189                    235 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     3.5     3.9    90      4.0     4.5    89 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.1     8.3   122      9.2     7.3   126 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     7.1     5.9   120      7.0     5.8   121 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    10.3     6.0   172       -M     6.4      *
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.9     6.8   101      7.8     7.2   108 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.9      -M      *     7.0     5.3   132 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     4.3     3.5   123      4.8     4.1   117 
 LOST CREEK               8080     8.2     6.2   132      8.8     6.1   144 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.6     6.1   141      7.9     6.3   125 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.5     5.4    65      6.9     6.0   115 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     8.1     5.6   145      7.4     6.8   109 
 TIE CREEK                6870     4.3      -M      *     6.3     5.6   113 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    119 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.3     5.6   130     10.9     5.0   218 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     7.6      -M      *     9.7      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    11.7     5.6   209      7.3     4.1   178 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    170                    200 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    14.4    10.9   132     16.7    11.7   143 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    15.5    10.2   152     15.7    12.6   125 
 ELK RIVER                8700    15.3     8.9   172     14.7     9.4   156 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    13.6    11.0   124     17.0    12.4   137 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    19.4    12.2   159     18.3    11.6   158 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    26.0    15.7   166     26.6    15.0   177 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400     9.6     5.2   185     10.6    10.0   106 
 TOWER                   10500    34.3    22.8   150     28.6    17.9   160 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    20.0    13.1   153     23.4    13.7   171 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    11.5     6.0   192      8.7     6.4   136 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    155                    149 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    20.2    12.7   159     15.9     9.2   173 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    12.9     7.8   165     12.3     7.3   168 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    13.4     8.0   168     15.6     8.8   177 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     8.6     8.5   101      9.9     7.9   125 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320     9.6     5.0   192      8.8     5.5   160 
 RENO HILL                8400    11.7     6.6   177     12.0    10.0   120 
 ROACH                    9700    14.5     8.3   175     14.1    10.8   131 
 SAND LAKE               10080    21.7    16.1   135     17.2    10.0   172 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    17.4     8.8   198     17.4     8.5   205 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     6.2     3.4   182      6.6     4.4   150 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    160                    158 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     9.3     5.4   172     11.2     8.0   140 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    15.5    10.2   152     15.7    12.6   125 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    26.0    15.7   166     26.6    15.0   177 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    11.5     6.7   172     14.3     9.7   147 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    21.1    13.8   153     18.1    13.1   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    161                    147 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    12.8     6.6   194     12.1     8.8   138 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    27.0    13.7   197     20.5    11.9   172 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    11.0     6.3   175     11.8     8.2   144 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    13.1     6.4   205     13.7     8.6   159 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    14.9     7.5   199     13.2     8.6   153 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    17.4     6.7   260     16.8     8.4   200 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    16.7     7.8   214     17.4    10.2   171 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    10.8     5.2   208      9.6     7.8   123 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    14.4     6.7   215     13.1     8.2   160 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    24.0    12.7   189     19.9    14.3   139 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    24.0    12.0   200     23.6    16.7   141 
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                Basin wide percent of average    203                    154 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    11.2     5.0   224      9.5     7.2   132 
 HEWINTA                  9500     7.2     4.3   167      8.5     6.7   127 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     4.9     2.7   181      5.3     5.0   106 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.8     2.4   200      5.8     5.0   116 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    24.4    12.7   192     19.4    13.5   144 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    16.6     7.4   224     20.1    10.1   199 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     9.2     7.7   119      9.2     7.1   130 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    186                    142 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    21.2     9.6   221     20.6    10.0   206 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    12.2     7.5   163     15.9     9.3   171 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    16.6     7.4   224     20.1    10.1   199 
 LILY LAKE                9050    11.5     6.6   174     12.2     7.6   161 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    25.8    12.2   211     22.1    13.0   170 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    13.9     5.8   240     15.6     9.1   171 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    22.0    11.8   186       -M    11.7      *
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                Basin wide percent of average    202                    180 

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-M = Missing data
 * = Data may not provide a valid measure of conditions.
 
     If the Basin wide percent of average value is flagged as potentially
     invalid, care should be taken to evaluate if the value is representative
     of conditions in the basin.

The SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT Percent of Average represents the snow water
equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin compared to
the average value for those sites on this day.

The TOTAL PRECIPITATION Percent of Average represents the total precipitation
(beginning October 1st) found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin
compared to the average value for those sites on this day.

Contact your state water supply staff for assistance.

Reference period for average conditions is 1961-90.

Provisional data, subject to revision.