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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 MONDAY: JULY 28 , 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      .3      .0      *    47.5    30.7   155 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .0      .0   100*    47.9    34.2   140 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .0      .0   100*    41.5    33.7   123 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .0      .0   100*    71.3    50.9   140 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      .0      .0   100*    29.6    22.8   130 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860      .0      .0   100*    71.5    51.7   138 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .0      .0   100*    60.4    40.8   148 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*    33.5    24.2   138 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .0   100*    48.8    35.7   137 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .0      *    43.0    36.8   117 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .0   100*    44.5    28.8   155 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .0   100*    48.4    38.8   125 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360      -M      .0      *    58.3    42.4   138 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .1      .0      *    65.7    43.9   150 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   138 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      .3      .0      *    41.9    29.3   143 
 BLACK BEAR               7950      -M      .0      *    84.0    56.2   149 
 CANYON                   7940      .3      .0      *    34.1    23.1   148 
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .5      .0      *    67.3    53.3   126 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .1      .0      *    51.5    37.8   136 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .0   100*    31.6    20.8   152 
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .2      .2   100*    35.1    26.7   131 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .0   100*    47.0    31.8   148 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .0   100*    44.5    28.8   155 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360      -M      .0      *    58.3    42.4   138 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .3      .0      *    40.3    32.3   125 
 WHITE MILL               8700      .6      .0      *    45.9    41.9   110 
 WOLVERINE                7650      .4      .0      *    24.7    22.5   110 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100*                   136 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .0      .0   100*    35.7    25.6   139 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980      .0      .0   100*    31.7    27.4   116 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .2      .0      *    22.6    19.7   115 
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .0      .0   100*    23.5    24.7    95 
 LITTLE WARM              9620      .4      .0      *    30.7    22.9   134 
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .3      .0      *    31.4    27.8   113 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .0      .0   100*    20.7    18.2   114 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .0   100*    48.4    38.8   125 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .1      .0      *    22.8    22.1   103 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   118 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375      -M      .0      *    34.8    29.3   119 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900      .1      .0      *    21.4    17.5   122 
 BLACKWATER               9780      .2      .0      *    42.4    30.4   139 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350      .1      .0      *    31.1    27.1   115 
 EVENING STAR             9200      .1      .1   100*    54.2    37.2   146 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1      -M      *    22.0    20.5   107 
 KIRWIN                   9550      -M      .0      *      -M    21.3      *
 LOST CREEK               8080      -M      .0      *      -M    22.9      *
 MARQUETTE                8760      .0      .0   100*    25.8    21.8   118 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .0      .0   100*    27.8    22.4   124 
 OWL CREEK                8975      .3      .0      *    16.0    14.3   112 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .2      .0      *    31.8    22.2   143 
 SHELL CREEK              9580      .0      .0   100*    27.2    24.7   110 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .0   100*    47.0    31.8   148 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120      .3      .0      *    36.1    27.0   134 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .2      .0      *    19.5    17.4   112 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .4      .0      *    37.5    26.6   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100*                   128 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .2      .0      *    42.4    30.4   139 
 EVENING STAR             9200      .1      .1   100*    54.2    37.2   146 
 KIRWIN                   9550      -M      .0      *      -M    21.3      *
 MARQUETTE                8760      .0      .0   100*    25.8    21.8   118 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .0   100*    47.0    31.8   148 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120      .3      .0      *    36.1    27.0   134 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .4      .0      *    37.5    26.6   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100*                   139 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900      .1      .0      *    21.4    17.5   122 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350      .1      .0      *    31.1    27.1   115 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .1      .0      *    26.5    21.8   122 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .2      .0      *    31.3    26.2   119 
 DOME LAKE                8880      .1      .0      *    29.6    24.2   122 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1      -M      *    22.0    20.5   107 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760      .0      .0   100*    23.0    17.2   134 
 LOST CREEK               8080      -M      .0      *      -M    22.9      *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .0      .0   100*    27.8    22.4   124 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .2      .0      *    31.8    22.2   143 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .1      .0      *    30.6    25.2   121 
 TIE CREEK                6870      .1      -M      *    30.6    21.0   146 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   125 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      -M      .0      *      -M    24.2      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .2      -M      *    30.9      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520      .3      .0      *    33.1    18.4   180 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   180*


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400      .0      .0   100*    43.8    33.8   130 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800      .0      .0   100*    33.5    33.4   100 
 ELK RIVER                8700      .1      .0      *    34.4    27.5   125 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0      .0   100*    44.1    40.1   110 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100      .0      .0   100*    41.7    36.0   116 
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .0      .0   100*    51.4    43.5   118 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400      .0      .0   100*    26.4    27.3    97 
 TOWER                   10500     1.5      .0      *    66.0    53.3   124 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200      .0      .0   100*    45.0    37.2   121 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .1      .0      *    25.1    22.0   114 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   116 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240      .0      .0   100*    39.4    30.5   129 
 CASPER MTN.              7900      .0      .0   100*    30.8    26.9   114 
 CHRISTINA LAKE           9980      .0      .0   100*    31.7    27.4   116 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      .0      .0   100*    29.0    28.8   101 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320      .0      .0   100*    22.7    22.1   103 
 RENO HILL                8400      .0      .0   100*    30.9    28.3   109 
 ROACH                    9700      .0      .0   100*    31.5    34.1    92 
 SAND LAKE               10080      .0      .0   100*    42.5    31.9   133 
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .3      .0      *    31.4    27.8   113 
 WINDY PEAK               7840      .0      .0   100*    19.2    19.7    97 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   111 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .5      .0      *    17.6    22.8    77 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800      .0      .0   100*    33.5    33.4   100 
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .0      .0   100*    51.4    43.5   118 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .0   100*    29.1    28.5   102 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .0      .0   100*    47.0    41.2   114 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   105 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100      .0      .0   100*    23.1    23.3    99 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650      .0      .0   100*    45.4    32.0   142 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .0      .0   100*    24.7    21.7   114 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .0      .0   100*    27.2    22.9   119 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      .0      .0   100*    29.6    22.8   130 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .1      .0      *    32.4    22.2   146 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .0   100*    36.8    27.0   136 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .0   100*    21.4    20.7   103 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250      .0      .0   100*    24.4    21.7   112 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .0      *    43.0    36.8   117 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .0      .0   100*    51.6    42.8   121 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   122 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .0   100*    22.4    19.2   117 
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .0   100*    22.7    22.6   100 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150      .0      .0   100*    17.1    18.8    91 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .0   100*    17.6    18.8    94 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .0   100*    40.9    35.5   115 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .0   100*    38.9    26.9   145 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .2      .0      *    25.1    25.7    98 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   110 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .1      .0      *    39.5    26.9   147 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400      .0      .0   100*    33.7    30.0   112 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .0   100*    38.9    26.9   145 
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .0   100*    28.3    24.4   116 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .2      .0      *    45.2    36.6   123 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*    33.5    24.2   138 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      -M      .0      *    44.2    35.3   125 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   129 

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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.