Home
Interactive Maps
WY Weather
WY Climate
Drought
Data/Products
CoCoRaHS
Library
Articles & Publications
Education & Outreach
Site Map
Cooperative Projects
Water Links
Contact Us

Subscribe to our mailing list

Water Resources Data System
Dept 3943
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

wrds@uwyo.edu
Ph (307) 766-6651
Fax (307) 766-3785


Share this page
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 WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY 5 , 1997 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT   TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %  
                                Current  Average  Avg  Current  Average  Avg
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    24.3    13.0   187     27.3    16.8   162 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    23.7    14.7   161     25.9    18.0   144 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    25.0    12.8   195     22.4    17.8   126 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    37.9    24.9   152     38.0    27.3   139 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    18.0    10.9   165     13.2    12.0   110 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    45.6    23.8   192     38.3    27.8   138 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    33.2    20.1   165     27.7    22.0   126 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.5     9.5   195     19.9    12.7   157 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    23.1    13.0   178     30.3    19.2   158 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    30.4    18.9   161     20.1    20.1   100 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.6    11.8   225     21.0    15.8   133 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    27.7    17.5   158     21.7    20.8   104 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.2    18.9   192     29.0    23.2   125 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    33.0    21.8   151     34.9    23.6   148 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    174                    133 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    28.6    16.6   172       -M    12.5      *
 BLACK BEAR               7950    47.8    25.6   187       -M    27.5      *
 CANYON                   7940    19.5     8.6   227     22.4    10.2   220 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    44.9    25.1   179       -M    25.5      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    32.3    16.8   192     30.8    17.9   172 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    10.1     6.7   151     16.4     8.6   191 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    25.3    14.8   171       -M    10.9      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.6    15.4   166       -M    13.6      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.6    11.8   225     21.0    15.8   133 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.2    18.9   192     29.0    23.2   125 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    20.1    11.7   172     23.5    14.9   158 
 WHITE MILL               8700    30.9    17.5   177       -M    19.9      *
 WOLVERINE                7650    12.3     8.2   150     12.5     9.1   137 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    182                    156 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      -M    10.8      *      -M    11.7      *
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.6    10.6   166     19.5    11.2   174 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     8.4     6.0   140      9.5     7.1   134 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    14.1    10.3   137     10.9     9.5   115 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    14.0     7.5   187     15.2     9.2   165 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.8    11.7   195     21.5    11.2   192 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      -M     5.0      *     8.8     6.5   135 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    27.7    17.5   158     21.7    20.8   104 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     8.3     6.5   128      9.6     8.1   119 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    161                    140 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    15.8    14.3   110     13.1    12.0   109 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.7     5.0   114      5.9     5.5   107 
 BLACKWATER               9780    30.3    14.6   208     22.8    12.6   181 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.4    11.0   122     12.3     9.7   127 
 EVENING STAR             9200    33.6    18.5   182       -M    15.8      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.1      -M      *     8.8     6.5   135 
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.4     6.8   182     13.7     7.1   193 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.1     8.4   132     11.8     7.9   149 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.2     5.3   155      8.6     6.0   143 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      -M     8.1      *    10.8     8.0   135 
 OWL CREEK                8975     6.0     2.9   207      5.1     4.0   128 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.3     7.3   141     10.0     8.0   125 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    13.2    10.6   125     10.9     9.1   120 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.6    15.4   166       -M    13.6      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    17.0     8.9   191     22.6    11.5   197 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      -M     3.8      *     6.1     4.3   142 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    19.0    12.6   151       -M    11.7      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    156                    145 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    30.3    14.6   208     22.8    12.6   181 
 EVENING STAR             9200    33.6    18.5   182       -M    15.8      *
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.4     6.8   182     13.7     7.1   193 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.2     5.3   155      8.6     6.0   143 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.6    15.4   166       -M    13.6      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    17.0     8.9   191     22.6    11.5   197 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    19.0    12.6   151       -M    11.7      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    178                    182 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.7     5.0   114      5.9     5.5   107 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.4    11.0   122     12.3     9.7   127 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     9.1     7.9   115      9.2     7.3   126 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.4     8.5   158     11.0     8.4   131 
 DOME LAKE                8880     9.3     9.3   100     10.6     8.9   119 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.1      -M      *     8.8     6.5   135 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     5.3     4.8   110      5.8     5.1   114 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.1     8.4   132     11.8     7.9   149 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      -M     8.1      *    10.8     8.0   135 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.3     7.3   141     10.0     8.0   125 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.7     7.8   137     10.4     8.9   117 
 TIE CREEK                6870     5.8      -M      *     8.4     7.0   120 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    126 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     8.5     7.5   113     12.7     6.3   202 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     9.5      -M      *    11.4      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    14.2     7.5   189       -M     5.3      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    151                    202*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    12.0    16.5    73     26.0    17.0   153 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    19.5    13.8   141     19.4    16.5   118 
 ELK RIVER                8700    22.6    13.2   171     20.7    12.9   160 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    19.2    14.5   132     23.6    17.0   139 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    26.9    16.6   162     24.5    15.6   157 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    21.3   159     28.5    20.1   142 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    13.1     7.4   177     14.2    11.0   129 
 TOWER                   10500    46.9    31.1   151     34.7    24.9   139 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    25.7    18.1   142     29.4    17.2   171 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    14.8     7.6   195     11.7     8.1   144 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    147                    145 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    27.0    16.5   164     21.5    12.6   171 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    16.4     9.8   167     15.4     8.9   173 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.6    10.6   166     19.5    11.2   174 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    12.2    11.5   106     13.7    10.7   128 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    12.4     6.9   180     11.7     7.8   150 
 RENO HILL                8400    17.8     8.6   207     15.1    11.9   127 
 ROACH                    9700    17.2    11.4   151     17.8    14.6   122 
 SAND LAKE               10080    28.9    22.0   131     22.8    13.5   169 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.8    11.7   195     21.5    11.2   192 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     8.3     4.7   177      9.3     6.1   152 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    159                    155 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.9     7.6   183     15.0    11.1   135 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    19.5    13.8   141     19.4    16.5   118 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    21.3   159     28.5    20.1   142 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    16.7     9.7   172     18.5    13.6   136 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    30.6    19.1   160     27.1    20.4   133 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    160                    133 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    16.0     9.9   162     14.6    12.3   119 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    34.0    19.8   172     20.3    17.4   117 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    14.0     9.7   144     14.6    11.5   127 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    15.5     9.3   167     15.8    12.1   131 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    18.0    10.9   165     13.2    12.0   110 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    20.0    10.3   194     17.5    11.7   150 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    16.6    12.1   137     18.5    14.2   130 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    13.0     8.2   159     11.6    10.9   106 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    19.9    10.3   193     16.7    11.5   145 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    30.4    18.9   161     20.1    20.1   100 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    28.9    18.1   160     31.1    23.4   133 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    165                    123 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    15.1     8.5   178     13.0    10.1   129 
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.6     6.5   163     11.4     8.7   131 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     5.4     3.7   146      7.2     6.2   116 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.5     3.4   191      7.5     6.2   121 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    33.5    18.7   179     20.5    18.9   108 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.0    11.2   188     24.0    14.1   170 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.1    10.1   130     12.7     8.8   144 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    169                    132 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    27.2    13.4   203     25.7    13.2   195 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    17.3    10.7   162     21.8    12.4   176 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.0    11.2   188     24.0    14.1   170 
 LILY LAKE                9050    15.2     8.5   179     16.3     9.8   166 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    34.5    18.0   192     28.3    17.1   165 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.5     9.5   195     19.9    12.7   157 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    31.6    16.5   192     30.8    15.8   195 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    188                    175 

-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


-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.