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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 WEDNESDAY: FEBRUARY 12 , 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      -M    13.8      *      -M    17.8      *
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    24.0    15.9   151     26.0    19.3   135 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    25.2    13.6   185     22.3    18.7   119 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    38.0    28.3   134     38.1    28.8   132 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    18.3    11.5   159     13.4    12.6   106 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    45.4    25.6   177       -M    29.3      *
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    33.5    21.4   157     27.7    23.2   119 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.6    10.3   181     20.1    13.4   150 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    23.4    14.1   166     30.3    20.3   149 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    31.0    20.2   153     20.1    21.2    95 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.9    12.6   213     21.2    16.7   127 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    28.0    18.5   151     21.8    21.9   100 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.6    19.9   184     29.1    24.5   119 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    32.9    23.2   142     35.3    25.1   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    162                    124 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    29.1    17.6   165       -M    13.3      *
 BLACK BEAR               7950      -M    27.5      *      -M    29.3      *
 CANYON                   7940    19.7     9.2   214     22.3    10.8   206 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    45.3    26.6   170       -M    27.0      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    32.7    18.0   182     34.2    19.1   179 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    10.2     7.1   144     16.3     9.0   181 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    25.5    15.8   161       -M    11.5      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    26.1    16.4   159       -M    14.4      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    26.9    12.6   213     21.2    16.7   127 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    36.6    19.9   184     29.1    24.5   119 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    20.2    12.5   162       -M    15.8      *
 WHITE MILL               8700    31.1    18.8   165       -M    21.1      *
 WOLVERINE                7650    12.8     8.8   145     12.7     9.7   131 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    173                    151*


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    20.4    11.6   176       -M    12.4      *
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.8    11.2   159     19.5    11.8   165 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     8.6     6.3   137      9.5     7.5   127 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    14.2    10.8   131     11.2    10.0   112 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    14.5     8.0   181     15.5     9.6   161 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.9    12.4   185     21.5    12.0   179 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     7.5     5.4   139      8.9     7.0   127 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    28.0    18.5   151     21.8    21.9   100 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     8.3     6.9   120      9.6     8.6   112 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    156                    133 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    16.0    15.1   106     13.2    12.6   105 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.9     5.3   111      6.2     5.8   107 
 BLACKWATER               9780    30.8    15.6   197     23.1    13.4   172 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.7    11.7   117     12.4    10.3   120 
 EVENING STAR             9200    34.3    19.8   173       -M    16.8      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.2      -M      *     8.8     6.8   129 
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.6     7.2   175     14.1     7.5   188 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.4     9.0   127     11.9     8.3   143 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.5     5.7   149      8.8     6.3   140 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    11.8     8.5   139     10.9     8.3   131 
 OWL CREEK                8975     6.2     3.1   200      5.2     4.2   124 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.4     7.7   135     10.2     8.4   121 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    13.3    11.2   119     11.0     9.6   115 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    26.1    16.4   159       -M    14.4      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    17.0     9.6   177     22.9    12.1   189 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     5.5     4.2   131      6.1     4.6   133 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    19.2    13.2   145       -M    12.3      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    149                    139 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    30.8    15.6   197     23.1    13.4   172 
 EVENING STAR             9200    34.3    19.8   173       -M    16.8      *
 KIRWIN                   9550    12.6     7.2   175     14.1     7.5   188 
 MARQUETTE                8760     8.5     5.7   149      8.8     6.3   140 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    26.1    16.4   159       -M    14.4      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    17.0     9.6   177     22.9    12.1   189 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    19.2    13.2   145       -M    12.3      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    170                    175 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.9     5.3   111      6.2     5.8   107 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.7    11.7   117     12.4    10.3   120 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     9.2     8.4   110      9.4     7.7   122 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.4     9.3   144     11.1     9.0   123 
 DOME LAKE                8880     9.3     9.9    94     10.6     9.4   113 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     9.2      -M      *     8.8     6.8   129 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     5.6     5.1   110      5.9     5.4   109 
 LOST CREEK               8080    11.4     9.0   127     11.9     8.3   143 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    11.8     8.5   139     10.9     8.3   131 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.4     7.7   135     10.2     8.4   121 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.9     8.4   130     10.6     9.3   114 
 TIE CREEK                6870     6.3      -M      *     8.5     7.3   116 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    121 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     8.6     8.0   108     12.8     6.7   191 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     8.9      -M      *    11.4      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    14.3     8.0   179       -M     5.6      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    143                    191*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    26.2    17.8   147     26.2    18.0   146 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    20.2    14.7   137     19.6    17.1   115 
 ELK RIVER                8700    23.2    14.3   162     21.1    13.7   154 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    19.7    15.4   128     24.1    18.0   134 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    28.0    17.7   158     24.9    16.6   150 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    22.8   149     28.3    21.4   132 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    13.4     8.0   168     15.0    11.6   129 
 TOWER                   10500    47.2    33.0   143     34.8    26.4   132 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    26.1    19.4   135     29.7    18.2   163 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    15.2     8.1   188     12.2     8.6   142 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    148                    139 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    28.0    17.5   160     22.1    13.4   165 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    16.3    10.5   155     15.5     9.5   163 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    17.8    11.2   159     19.5    11.8   165 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    12.6    12.1   104     14.2    11.4   125 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    12.8     7.3   175     11.9     8.2   145 
 RENO HILL                8400    17.9     9.2   195     15.2    12.7   120 
 ROACH                    9700    17.9    12.2   147     18.4    15.4   119 
 SAND LAKE               10080    29.8    23.5   127     23.4    14.4   162 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    22.9    12.4   185     21.5    12.0   179 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     8.7     5.1   171      9.6     6.4   150 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    153                    149 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    14.1     8.2   172     15.6    11.6   134 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    20.2    14.7   137     19.6    17.1   115 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    22.8   149     28.3    21.4   132 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    16.8    10.5   160     19.0    14.1   135 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    31.3    20.4   153     27.5    21.0   131 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    152                    129 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    16.2    10.5   154     14.8    12.9   115 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    34.4    21.2   162       -M    18.5      *
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    14.2    10.3   138     14.8    12.1   122 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    15.8    10.1   156     15.8    12.7   124 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    18.3    11.5   159     13.4    12.6   106 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    20.1    10.9   184     17.6    12.3   143 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      -M    13.0      *    19.1    15.0   127 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    12.8     8.7   147     11.8    11.5   103 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    19.8    11.0   180     16.8    12.1   139 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    31.0    20.2   153     20.1    21.2    95 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    29.3    19.2   153     31.1    24.7   126 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    159                    119 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    14.9     9.1   164     13.2    10.6   125 
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.8     7.1   152     11.6     9.1   127 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     5.4     4.1   132      7.3     6.5   112 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.4     3.8   168      7.6     6.5   117 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    34.1    20.0   171       -M    20.0      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.1    12.2   173     24.1    14.9   162 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.1    10.7   122     12.8     9.3   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    158                    135 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    27.6    14.4   192     26.0    14.0   186 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    17.4    11.6   150     21.9    13.2   166 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    21.1    12.2   173     24.1    14.9   162 
 LILY LAKE                9050    15.3     9.2   166     16.5    10.4   159 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    34.9    19.3   181     28.5    18.2   157 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    18.6    10.3   181     20.1    13.4   150 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    31.9    17.7   180     31.1    17.0   183 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    176                    166 

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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.