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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 SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 9 , 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    24.5    13.4   183     27.3    17.4   157 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    23.8    15.4   155     25.9    18.7   139 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    25.0    13.2   189     22.2    18.3   121 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    37.6    26.9   140     37.9    28.1   135 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    17.9    11.2   160     12.8    12.3   104 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    45.0    24.9   181     38.2    28.6   134 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      -M    20.9      *      -M    22.7      *
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.3     9.9   185     19.9    13.1   152 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    23.2    13.6   171     30.3    19.8   153 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    30.7    19.6   157     20.0    20.7    97 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.6    12.3   216     21.1    16.3   129 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    27.7    18.0   154     21.7    21.4   101 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.1    19.5   185     29.0    24.0   121 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    32.2    22.6   142     35.0    24.5   143 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    167                    130 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    28.7    17.1   168       -M    13.0      *
 BLACK BEAR               7950    45.4    26.7   170       -M    28.6      *
 CANYON                   7940    19.4     9.0   216     22.5    10.5   214 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    44.9    26.0   173       -M    26.3      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    32.4    17.5   185     33.4    18.6   180 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    10.2     6.9   148     16.5     8.8   188 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    25.2    15.4   164       -M    11.2      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.5    16.0   159       -M    14.1      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.6    12.3   216     21.1    16.3   129 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.1    19.5   185     29.0    24.0   121 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    19.8    12.1   164       -M    15.4      *
 WHITE MILL               8700    30.8    18.2   169       -M    20.6      *
 WOLVERINE                7650    12.5     8.6   145     12.8     9.4   136 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    174                    154*


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    20.1    11.3   178       -M    12.1      *
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.6    10.9   161     19.5    11.6   168 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     8.3     6.1   136      9.5     7.3   130 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    14.1    10.6   133     11.1     9.8   113 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    14.0     7.8   179     15.2     9.4   162 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.7    12.1   188     21.5    11.7   184 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     7.5     5.2   144      8.9     6.8   131 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    27.7    18.0   154     21.7    21.4   101 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     8.2     6.7   122      9.5     8.4   113 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    158                    135 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    15.9    14.8   107     13.1    12.4   106 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.8     5.1   114      6.1     5.7   107 
 BLACKWATER               9780    30.3    15.1   201     22.8    13.1   174 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.6    11.4   119     12.4    10.1   123 
 EVENING STAR             9200    33.6    19.3   174       -M    16.4      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.1      -M      *     8.8     6.7   131 
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.4     7.0   177     14.0     7.3   192 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.1     8.8   126     11.9     8.2   145 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.3     5.6   148      8.7     6.2   140 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    11.9     8.3   143     10.9     8.2   133 
 OWL CREEK                8975     6.1     3.0   203      5.1     4.1   124 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.3     7.5   137     10.1     8.3   122 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    13.2    10.9   121     10.9     9.4   116 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.5    16.0   159       -M    14.1      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    16.8     9.3   181     22.8    11.8   193 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     5.4     4.0   135      6.1     4.5   136 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    18.9    12.9   147       -M    12.0      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    150                    141 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    30.3    15.1   201     22.8    13.1   174 
 EVENING STAR             9200    33.6    19.3   174       -M    16.4      *
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.4     7.0   177     14.0     7.3   192 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.3     5.6   148      8.7     6.2   140 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    25.5    16.0   159       -M    14.1      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    16.8     9.3   181     22.8    11.8   193 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    18.9    12.9   147       -M    12.0      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    171                    178 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.8     5.1   114      6.1     5.7   107 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.6    11.4   119     12.4    10.1   123 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     9.0     8.2   110      9.3     7.5   124 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.3     8.9   149     11.1     8.7   128 
 DOME LAKE                8880     9.2     9.6    96     10.6     9.2   115 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.1      -M      *     8.8     6.7   131 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     5.4     4.9   110      5.8     5.3   109 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.1     8.8   126     11.9     8.2   145 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    11.9     8.3   143     10.9     8.2   133 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.3     7.5   137     10.1     8.3   122 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.8     8.2   132     10.6     9.1   116 
 TIE CREEK                6870     6.0      -M      *     8.5     7.2   118 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    123 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     8.7     7.8   112     12.9     6.5   198 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     9.2      -M      *    11.5      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    14.1     7.8   181       -M     5.5      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    146                    198*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    26.2    17.3   151     25.9    17.6   147 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    19.9    14.3   139     19.3    16.8   115 
 ELK RIVER                8700    22.9    13.8   166     20.9    13.4   156 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    19.5    15.0   130     24.2    17.6   138 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    27.0    17.3   156     24.7    16.2   152 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    22.2   153     28.2    20.9   135 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    13.1     7.7   170     14.6    11.3   129 
 TOWER                   10500    47.1    32.2   146     34.8    25.8   135 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    25.9    18.9   137     29.7    17.8   167 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    15.1     7.9   191     11.6     8.4   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    150                    141 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    27.5    17.1   161     21.9    13.1   167 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    16.3    10.2   160     15.4     9.2   167 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.6    10.9   161     19.5    11.6   168 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    12.3    11.8   104     13.8    11.1   124 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    11.6     7.1   163     11.8     8.0   148 
 RENO HILL                8400    17.9     9.0   199     15.1    12.3   123 
 ROACH                    9700    17.8    11.9   150     18.2    15.1   121 
 SAND LAKE               10080    29.0    22.9   127     22.9    14.0   164 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.7    12.1   188     21.5    11.7   184 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     8.6     5.0   172      9.4     6.2   152 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    154                    151 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.9     8.0   174     15.3    11.4   134 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    19.9    14.3   139     19.3    16.8   115 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    22.2   153     28.2    20.9   135 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    16.5    10.2   162     18.9    13.9   136 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    30.9    19.9   155     27.2    20.7   131 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    154                    130 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    16.0    10.2   157     14.7    12.6   117 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    34.0    20.6   165     20.2    18.0   112 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    13.9    10.0   139     14.6    11.8   124 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    15.6     9.8   159     15.8    12.4   127 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    17.9    11.2   160     12.8    12.3   104 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    20.0    10.6   189     17.3    12.0   144 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    15.0    12.6   119     18.4    14.7   125 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    12.8     8.5   151     11.5    11.3   102 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    19.8    10.7   185     16.9    11.8   143 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    30.7    19.6   157     20.0    20.7    97 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    29.0    18.7   155     30.9    24.2   128 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    158                    119 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    15.0     8.8   170     13.0    10.4   125 
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.8     6.8   159     11.6     8.9   130 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     5.6     4.0   140      7.2     6.3   114 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.6     3.6   183      7.6     6.3   121 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    33.7    19.4   174     20.5    19.5   105 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.0    11.8   178     24.0    14.6   164 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.0    10.4   125     12.8     9.1   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    163                    129 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    27.4    14.0   196     25.8    13.7   188 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    17.4    11.2   155     21.9    12.8   171 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.0    11.8   178     24.0    14.6   164 
 LILY LAKE                9050    15.8     8.9   178     16.5    10.1   163 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    34.7    18.8   185     28.5    17.7   161 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.3     9.9   185     19.9    13.1   152 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    31.9    17.2   185     31.1    16.5   188 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    181                    170 

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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.