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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 13 , 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    18.6     9.8   190     23.0    13.2   174 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    20.4    11.1   184     22.4    14.0   160 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    20.4     9.4   217     22.4    13.9   161 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      -M    17.9      *      -M    21.4      *
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    15.2     8.4   181     13.1     9.4   139 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    35.1    17.6   199     35.5    21.8   163 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      -M    14.8      *      -M    17.0      *
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    15.1     6.7   225     16.4    10.0   164 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    16.7     9.7   172       -M    15.0      *
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    25.2    14.3   176     19.9    15.7   127 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.9     9.0   254     21.0    12.4   169 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    23.7    13.5   176     21.5    16.2   133 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    30.6    14.9   205     28.5    18.2   157 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    29.5    16.2   182     27.6    18.4   150 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    194                    154 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    24.0    13.4   179     19.6     9.9   198 
 BLACK BEAR               7950    46.1    19.2   240       -M    20.8      *
 CANYON                   7940    16.1     6.6   244     17.3     8.1   214 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    39.8    19.2   207     34.7    19.3   180 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      -M    12.6      *      -M    13.9      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     7.7     5.0   154     13.6     6.8   200 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    21.5    12.1   178     14.5     8.7   167 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    21.6    12.5   173     19.6    11.1   177 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.9     9.0   254     21.0    12.4   169 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    30.6    14.9   205     28.5    18.2   157 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    16.4     8.7   189     24.6    11.5   214 
 WHITE MILL               8700    26.3    13.7   192       -M    15.3      *
 WOLVERINE                7650     9.7     6.3   154     11.1     7.3   152 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    201                    180 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    16.8     8.5   198     16.6     9.3   178 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    13.6     8.7   156     15.6     9.4   166 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     6.3     5.0   126      7.7     6.0   128 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    11.5     8.7   132      9.1     7.8   117 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    12.0     6.0   200     12.9     7.5   172 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.4     9.6   192     17.6     9.1   193 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     5.4     3.9   138      6.6     5.5   120 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    23.7    13.5   176     21.5    16.2   133 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     6.2     5.2   119      7.5     6.6   114 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    165                    149 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    13.6    11.7   116     11.2     9.9   113 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     4.1     4.1   100      4.7     4.7   100 
 BLACKWATER               9780    24.6    11.6   212     17.9    10.1   177 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    11.0     9.0   122      9.9     7.9   125 
 EVENING STAR             9200    27.9    15.0   186     24.9    12.5   199 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.9      -M      *     7.9     5.6   141 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.3     5.8   178     12.0     5.8   207 
 LOST CREEK               8080     9.8     6.7   146     10.3     6.5   158 
 MARQUETTE                8760     6.6     4.4   150      7.0     5.1   137 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.4     6.6   158      9.5     6.7   142 
 OWL CREEK                8975     4.5     2.3   196      3.8     3.2   119 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      -M     5.9      *     7.8     6.5   120 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    10.6     8.7   122      8.7     7.4   118 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    21.6    12.5   173     19.6    11.1   177 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    13.0     6.8   191     19.5     9.2   212 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     4.1     2.9   141      4.6     3.6   128 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.4    10.3   150     24.2     9.3   260 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    158                    163 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    24.6    11.6   212     17.9    10.1   177 
 EVENING STAR             9200    27.9    15.0   186     24.9    12.5   199 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.3     5.8   178     12.0     5.8   207 
 MARQUETTE                8760     6.6     4.4   150      7.0     5.1   137 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    21.6    12.5   173     19.6    11.1   177 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    13.0     6.8   191     19.5     9.2   212 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.4    10.3   150     24.2     9.3   260 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    180                    198 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     4.1     4.1   100      4.7     4.7   100 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    11.0     9.0   122      9.9     7.9   125 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     7.5     6.4   117      7.7     6.2   124 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    11.7     6.5   180      9.9     6.9   143 
 DOME LAKE                8880     7.4     7.4   100      8.8     7.6   116 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.9      -M      *     7.9     5.6   141 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     4.5     3.8   118      5.2     4.3   121 
 LOST CREEK               8080     9.8     6.7   146     10.3     6.5   158 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.4     6.6   158      9.5     6.7   142 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      -M     5.9      *     7.8     6.5   120 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     9.1     6.1   149      8.5     7.3   116 
 TIE CREEK                6870     5.0      -M      *     7.3     5.9   124 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    133                    128 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.4     6.1   121     11.3     5.3   213 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     7.3      -M      *    10.0      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    12.3     6.1   202      7.7     4.4   175 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    161                    196 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    17.9    12.4   144     17.1    13.0   132 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    16.6    11.1   150     16.5    13.5   122 
 ELK RIVER                8700    18.8     9.9   190     17.9    10.2   175 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    16.6    11.9   139     20.2    13.5   150 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    22.6    13.3   170     20.6    12.5   165 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    28.8    17.0   169     26.9    16.2   166 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400      -M     5.7      *    12.0    10.2   118 
 TOWER                   10500    40.0    24.2   165     29.0    19.6   148 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    21.5    14.3   150     24.9    14.5   172 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    12.9     6.4   202     10.0     6.8   147 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    162                    150 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    22.4    13.7   164     16.2    10.0   162 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    12.7     8.1   157     12.2     7.7   158 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    13.6     8.7   156     15.6     9.4   166 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    10.4     9.3   112     11.7     8.5   138 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    10.1     5.5   184      9.3     6.1   152 
 RENO HILL                8400    14.7     7.1   207     12.3    10.4   118 
 ROACH                    9700    15.5     9.1   170     15.6    11.7   133 
 SAND LAKE               10080    23.8    17.6   135     18.8    10.8   174 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.4     9.6   192     17.6     9.1   193 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     6.6     3.6   183      7.0     4.8   146 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    161                    154 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    11.1     5.9   188     12.6     8.8   143 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    16.6    11.1   150     16.5    13.5   122 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    28.8    17.0   169     26.9    16.2   166 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    13.6     7.5   181     16.0    10.7   150 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    24.2    15.1   160     20.3    15.0   135 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    167                    144 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    13.1     7.5   175     11.9     9.6   124 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    27.8    15.3   182     20.5    13.2   155 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    11.0     7.2   153     12.0     9.0   133 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    13.4     7.2   186     13.6     9.4   145 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    15.2     8.4   181     13.1     9.4   139 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    17.1     7.8   219     17.3     9.2   188 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    15.8     9.0   176     17.5    11.2   156 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    10.9     6.0   182      9.8     8.6   114 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    15.5     7.6   204     13.5     9.0   150 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    25.2    14.3   176     19.9    15.7   127 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    24.9    13.6   183     25.6    18.3   140 
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                Basin wide percent of average    183                    142 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    12.0     6.0   200     10.7     7.9   135 
 HEWINTA                  9500     8.5     4.9   173      9.5     7.2   132 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     5.3     2.9   183      6.1     5.3   115 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     5.5     2.6   212      6.4     5.3   121 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    27.2    14.3   190     19.2    14.8   130 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    17.7     8.3   213     20.2    11.1   182 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    10.6     8.3   128     10.4     7.5   139 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    184                    140 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    21.6    10.6   204     21.2    10.8   196 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    13.3     8.4   158     17.5    10.0   175 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    17.7     8.3   213     20.2    11.1   182 
 LILY LAKE                9050    12.4     7.1   175     13.3     8.1   164 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    27.5    13.8   199     23.0    13.9   165 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    15.1     6.7   225     16.4    10.0   164 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    23.9    13.2   181       -M    12.6      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    193                    175 

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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.