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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 THURSDAY: MARCH 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    28.7    16.6   173     32.7    21.1   155 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    29.1    21.2   137     30.4    23.6   129 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    28.2    16.9   167     23.2    22.2   105 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    43.5    32.5   134     39.0    34.7   112 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    20.6    14.2   145     19.3    15.0   129 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    50.4    32.3   156       -M    35.2      *
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    39.1    26.6   147     42.8    27.8   154 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    21.0    13.1   160     22.6    16.0   141 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    27.2    17.5   155     34.2    24.3   141 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    33.0    25.4   130       -M    25.6      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    30.6    15.6   196       -M    19.8      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    32.3    22.6   143       -M    26.4      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    41.5    24.3   171       -M    29.1      *
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    37.2    28.0   133     38.2    30.3   126 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    151                    131 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    32.5    21.5   151       -M    16.3      *
 BLACK BEAR               7950      -M    34.7      *      -M    36.6      *
 CANYON                   7940    22.7    11.7   194     25.0    13.0   192 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    52.3    32.7   160       -M    33.2      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    39.5    22.4   176     40.5    23.7   171 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    12.0     8.7   138     18.1    10.9   166 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    29.8    19.7   151       -M    14.1      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    29.7    20.1   148       -M    17.5      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    30.6    15.6   196       -M    19.8      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    41.5    24.3   171       -M    29.1      *
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    24.1    15.8   153     29.9    19.6   153 
 WHITE MILL               8700    35.9    23.2   155       -M    25.7      *
 WOLVERINE                7650    15.0    10.9   138     14.6    11.7   125 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    161                    162*


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    22.7    14.0   162       -M    15.0      *
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    18.7    13.8   136     21.0    14.7   143 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630    10.0     7.6   132     11.0     9.3   118 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    16.0    13.3   120     12.6    12.4   102 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    15.8    10.2   155     17.3    11.8   147 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    24.9    15.0   166     23.3    15.1   154 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     8.6     6.9   125      9.9     8.9   111 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    32.3    22.6   143       -M    26.4      *
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     9.6     8.9   108     10.8    10.8   100 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    141                    128 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    20.5    18.5   111     17.1    15.4   111 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     7.5     6.4   117      7.7     7.0   110 
 BLACKWATER               9780    35.4    19.9   178     26.8    16.3   164 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    17.2    14.7   117     15.2    13.0   117 
 EVENING STAR             9200    39.0    24.5   159       -M    20.4      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    10.5      -M      *     9.9     8.3   119 
 KIRWIN                   9550    13.6     8.9   153     14.9     9.5   157 
 LOST CREEK               8080    14.1    11.8   119     13.9    10.3   135 
 MARQUETTE                8760    10.0     7.2   139     10.5     8.0   131 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    14.2    10.7   133     12.9    10.2   126 
 OWL CREEK                8975     7.5     4.0   188      6.1     5.4   113 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.4     9.7   128     12.4    10.2   122 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    16.5    13.6   121     13.5    11.6   116 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    29.7    20.1   148       -M    17.5      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    19.8    12.1   164     25.4    14.6   174 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     6.9     5.5   125      7.4     5.8   128 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    22.3    15.8   141       -M    15.0      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    141                    133 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    35.4    19.9   178     26.8    16.3   164 
 EVENING STAR             9200    39.0    24.5   159       -M    20.4      *
 KIRWIN                   9550    13.6     8.9   153     14.9     9.5   157 
 MARQUETTE                8760    10.0     7.2   139     10.5     8.0   131 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    29.7    20.1   148       -M    17.5      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    19.8    12.1   164     25.4    14.6   174 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    22.3    15.8   141       -M    15.0      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    156                    160 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     7.5     6.4   117      7.7     7.0   110 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    17.2    14.7   117     15.2    13.0   117 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880    11.6    10.6   109     11.5     9.7   119 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    16.3    12.7   128     13.4    11.5   117 
 DOME LAKE                8880    11.4    12.3    93     12.7    11.5   110 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    10.5      -M      *     9.9     8.3   119 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     7.1     6.4   111      7.5     6.7   112 
 LOST CREEK               8080    14.1    11.8   119     13.9    10.3   135 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    14.2    10.7   133     12.9    10.2   126 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.4     9.7   128     12.4    10.2   122 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    13.1    10.7   122     13.1    11.5   114 
 TIE CREEK                6870     7.8      -M      *    10.5     9.3   113 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    118 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     9.8    10.0    98     13.9     8.5   164 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      -M      -M      *      -M      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    16.6    10.0   166       -M     6.9      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    132                    164*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    28.9    23.1   125     29.0    22.0   132 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    23.4    18.4   127     23.0    20.3   113 
 ELK RIVER                8700    27.7    18.2   152     24.0    16.9   142 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    21.4    19.3   111     26.5    22.1   120 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    33.5    22.5   149     29.6    20.7   143 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    28.3   120     33.2    26.7   124 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    13.9    10.9   128     16.1    14.2   113 
 TOWER                   10500    51.6    40.6   127     36.6    32.4   113 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    29.5    24.5   120     33.6    22.4   150 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    16.6    10.3   161     13.9    10.9   128 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130                    127 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    31.6    22.2   142     24.3    17.0   143 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    19.1    13.7   139     17.9    12.0   149 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    18.7    13.8   136     21.0    14.7   143 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    14.6    14.8    99     16.6    14.4   115 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    14.2     9.3   153     13.5    10.1   134 
 RENO HILL                8400    19.9    12.1   164     17.2    16.4   105 
 ROACH                    9700    20.5    15.4   133     20.4    18.8   109 
 SAND LAKE               10080    33.4    29.4   114     26.3    18.0   146 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    24.9    15.0   166     23.3    15.1   154 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     9.7     7.4   131     11.1     8.0   139 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    135                    133 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    17.2    10.7   161     17.7    13.6   130 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    23.4    18.4   127     23.0    20.3   113 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    33.9    28.3   120     33.2    26.7   124 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    19.4    13.4   145     21.3    16.6   128 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    37.2    25.9   144     31.2    24.7   126 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    136                    124 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    18.4    13.2   139     17.3    15.3   113 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    39.6    26.7   148     31.3    22.4   140 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    16.3    13.0   125     16.5    14.3   115 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    17.4    12.6   138     17.5    15.1   116 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    20.6    14.2   145     19.3    15.0   129 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    23.6    14.1   167     18.5    14.7   126 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      -M    16.3      *    20.6    17.8   116 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    14.1    10.6   133     12.9    13.6    95 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    22.1    13.8   160     18.6    14.3   130 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    33.0    25.4   130       -M    25.6      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    34.0    23.5   145     35.1    29.4   119 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    143                    121 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    17.2    11.7   147     14.3    12.6   113 
 HEWINTA                  9500    13.0     9.8   133     13.6    11.3   120 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     7.1     5.7   125      8.7     8.1   107 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     8.1     5.4   150      9.3     8.1   115 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    37.5    25.6   146     30.2    24.1   125 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    23.1    15.7   147     24.8    17.7   140 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    15.3    14.1   109     15.0    11.3   133 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    138                    124 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    31.9    18.6   172     28.6    17.3   165 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    19.9    15.2   131     24.6    16.7   147 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    23.1    15.7   147     24.8    17.7   140 
 LILY LAKE                9050    17.7    11.6   153     18.6    12.9   144 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    37.3    26.0   143     31.9    22.7   141 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    21.0    13.1   160     22.6    16.0   141 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    35.8    23.3   154     34.0    21.4   159 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    151                    148 

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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.