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 SATURDAY: MARCH 22 , 1997 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT   TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %  
                                Current  Average  Avg  Current  Average  Avg
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------

WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    29.5    17.2   172     33.8    21.9   154 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    30.4    22.8   133     31.6    24.6   128 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    27.4    17.8   154     32.5    23.1   141 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    46.0    34.4   134     51.4    36.3   142 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    20.5    15.0   137     20.3    15.6   130 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    51.8    34.0   152     46.5    36.9   126 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    40.7    28.0   145     44.1    29.1   152 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    21.5    13.8   156     23.3    16.6   140 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    26.9    18.2   148     35.6    25.4   140 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    33.9    26.8   126     32.2    26.8   120 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    32.1    16.4   196       -M    20.5      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    33.7    23.8   142       -M    27.6      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    43.7    25.6   171       -M    30.2      *
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    40.6    29.3   139     39.4    31.5   125 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    148                    136 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    34.5    22.6   153     29.7    17.2   173 
 BLACK BEAR               7950      -M    36.6      *      -M    38.8      *
 CANYON                   7940    23.9    12.4   193     25.8    13.7   188 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    54.7    34.3   159       -M    35.0      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    40.9    23.6   173     41.5    25.1   165 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    12.0     9.0   133     18.9    11.4   166 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    30.7    20.7   148       -M    14.9      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    31.3    21.2   148     31.8    18.3   174 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    32.1    16.4   196       -M    20.5      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    43.7    25.6   171       -M    30.2      *
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    24.7    16.6   149     31.0    20.8   149 
 WHITE MILL               8700    37.8    24.2   156       -M    27.1      *
 WOLVERINE                7650    14.2    11.3   126     15.1    12.2   124 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    160                    163 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    23.6    14.5   163     25.3    15.8   160 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    18.8    14.6   129     21.5    15.7   137 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     9.9     8.0   124     11.2     9.9   113 
 HOBBS PARK              10100    16.5    14.2   116     12.8    13.2    97 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    16.1    10.9   148     18.0    12.5   144 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    25.2    15.7   161     24.0    16.0   150 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     8.3     7.2   115     10.1     9.5   106 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    33.7    23.8   142       -M    27.6      *
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     9.8     9.4   104     11.0    11.6    95 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    137                    129 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    20.9    19.5   107     17.4    16.3   107 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     7.6     6.8   112      8.2     7.6   108 
 BLACKWATER               9780    37.0    21.1   175     28.2    17.2   164 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    17.5    15.6   112     15.5    14.0   111 
 EVENING STAR             9200    40.2    25.8   156     38.8    21.5   180 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    10.8      -M      *    10.1     8.9   113 
 KIRWIN                   9550    14.1     9.4   150     15.3    10.1   151 
 LOST CREEK               8080    14.1    12.7   111     14.2    11.0   129 
 MARQUETTE                8760    10.3     7.6   136     10.8     8.7   124 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    14.8    11.4   130     13.2    11.0   120 
 OWL CREEK                8975     7.6     4.3   177      6.4     5.8   110 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.9    10.3   125     12.9    10.8   119 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    16.8    14.3   117     13.9    12.3   113 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    31.3    21.2   148     31.8    18.3   174 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    20.0    12.4   161     26.1    15.4   169 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     6.7     5.9   114      7.5     6.4   117 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    23.3    16.5   141       -M    15.8      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    137                    138 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    37.0    21.1   175     28.2    17.2   164 
 EVENING STAR             9200    40.2    25.8   156     38.8    21.5   180 
 KIRWIN                   9550    14.1     9.4   150     15.3    10.1   151 
 MARQUETTE                8760    10.3     7.6   136     10.8     8.7   124 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    31.3    21.2   148     31.8    18.3   174 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    20.0    12.4   161     26.1    15.4   169 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    23.3    16.5   141       -M    15.8      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    155                    166 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     7.6     6.8   112      8.2     7.6   108 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    17.5    15.6   112     15.5    14.0   111 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880    12.1    11.2   108     12.0    10.6   113 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    16.8    13.8   122     13.9    12.3   113 
 DOME LAKE                8880    12.1    13.0    93     13.2    12.3   107 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    10.8      -M      *    10.1     8.9   113 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     7.3     6.7   109      7.9     7.3   108 
 LOST CREEK               8080    14.1    12.7   111     14.2    11.0   129 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    14.8    11.4   130     13.2    11.0   120 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.9    10.3   125     12.9    10.8   119 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    13.1    11.4   115     13.7    12.3   111 
 TIE CREEK                6870     6.9      -M      *    10.8    10.1   107 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    114 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     9.8    10.5    93     13.9     9.2   151 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      -M      -M      *      -M      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    16.0    10.5   152       -M     7.4      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    123                    151*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    28.9    24.0   120     29.4    23.2   127 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    24.8    19.8   125     23.8    21.5   111 
 ELK RIVER                8700    26.9    19.1   141     24.2    18.0   134 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    22.1    20.6   107     27.4    23.5   117 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    34.0    24.0   142     30.0    22.0   136 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    39.3    30.1   131     50.5    28.4   178 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    13.8    12.1   114     16.7    15.2   110 
 TOWER                   10500    52.3    42.9   122     49.1    34.2   144 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    29.1    26.3   111     34.4    23.7   145 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    16.7    11.1   150     14.1    11.7   121 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    125                    135 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    33.8    24.2   140     25.6    18.1   141 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    19.3    15.0   129     18.2    13.0   140 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980    18.8    14.6   129     21.5    15.7   137 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    15.3    15.7    97     17.3    15.5   112 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320    13.5     9.9   136     13.6    10.9   125 
 RENO HILL                8400    20.4    13.2   155     17.4    17.7    98 
 ROACH                    9700    22.6    16.3   139     20.8    19.9   105 
 SAND LAKE               10080    34.7    31.2   111     27.5    19.1   144 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    25.2    15.7   161     24.0    16.0   150 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     9.8     8.1   121     11.3     8.7   130 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130                    128 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    15.4    11.0   140     22.8    14.4   158 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    24.8    19.8   125     23.8    21.5   111 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    39.3    30.1   131     50.5    28.4   178 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    18.7    14.2   132     21.6    17.6   123 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    36.3    27.4   132     32.1    26.4   122 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    131                    139 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    19.1    13.9   137     19.3    15.9   121 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    41.2    28.2   146     32.5    23.4   139 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    17.0    13.5   126     17.0    14.9   114 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    18.3    13.3   138     18.2    15.7   116 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    20.5    15.0   137     20.3    15.6   130 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    23.9    14.5   165     23.7    15.3   155 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      -M    17.0      *    26.8    18.5   145 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    14.7    10.9   135     13.2    14.2    93 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    23.3    14.4   162     19.0    14.9   128 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    33.9    26.8   126     32.2    26.8   120 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    36.6    24.7   148     36.5    30.5   120 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    142                    126 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    16.4    12.1   136     14.6    13.1   111 
 HEWINTA                  9500    12.0    10.6   113     13.7    12.2   112 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     7.4     6.3   117      8.8     8.8   100 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     7.3     5.9   124      9.3     8.8   106 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    39.8    27.3   146     31.1    25.3   123 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    23.6    16.5   143     25.4    18.4   138 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    15.4    15.2   101     15.1    12.0   126 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130                    120 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    32.9    19.9   165     29.2    18.4   159 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    18.9    15.9   119     24.7    17.8   139 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    23.6    16.5   143     25.4    18.4   138 
 LILY LAKE                9050    17.3    12.5   138     18.8    13.8   136 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    36.0    27.8   129     32.6    24.1   135 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    21.5    13.8   156     23.3    16.6   140 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    35.0    24.2   145     34.2    22.6   151 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    142                    143 

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


-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.