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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: OCTOBER 30 , 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      .4      .6    67*     1.9     1.9   100 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .9      .6   150*     2.5     2.1   119 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .4      .5    80*      .8     2.2    36 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     1.5     1.0   150*     3.5     3.1   113 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      -M     1.0      *     1.2     1.5    80 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860     1.4     1.2   117*     2.9     3.2    91 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .9     1.1    82*     1.9     2.4    79 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .3      .0      *     2.3     1.6   144 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      -M      .5      *      -M     2.2      *
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .6     1.2    50*     1.6     2.0    80 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M      .4      *      -M     1.8      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     2.4     2.1   114*     2.2     2.3    96 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360     3.2     3.2   100      3.2     2.6   123 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .8     1.1    73*     3.7     2.6   142 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99*                   101 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     2.3     2.8    82      1.9     1.8   106 
 BLACK BEAR               7950     3.4     2.5   136*     4.1     3.3   124 
 CANYON                   7940     1.5      .7   214*     2.9     1.7   171 
 FISHER CREEK             9100     2.8     2.4   117*     2.7     2.8    96 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     1.8     1.4   129*     2.9     2.3   126 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .1      .3    33*     1.9     1.4   136 
 PARKER PEAK              9400     2.4     3.5    69      2.5     2.1   119 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     2.0     2.3    87*      -M     2.4      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M      .4      *      -M     1.8      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360     3.2     3.2   100      3.2     2.6   123 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .7      .7   100*     2.2     2.1   105 
 WHITE MILL               8700     2.5     1.8   139*     2.6     2.5   104 
 WOLVERINE                7650      .3      .3   100*     2.0     1.5   133 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105*                   120 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.2      .8   150*     1.6     1.5   107 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.7      .8   212*     2.4     1.8   133 
 DEER PARK                9700      .0      -M      *      .0      -M      *
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.5     1.9   132      2.8     1.9   147 
 LITTLE WARM              9620      .9      .9   100*     2.2     1.7   129 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.7     2.4    71      2.7     2.1   129 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.9      .7   271*     2.4     1.6   150 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     2.4     2.1   114*     2.2     2.3    96 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     1.9      .9   211*     3.0     1.8   167 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    135*                   131 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375     2.8     2.5   112      2.8     2.2   127 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900      .5      .6    83*     1.4     1.5    93 
 BLACKWATER               9780     2.9     2.4   121*     2.7     2.2   123 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.3     2.6    88      2.8     2.1   133 
 EVENING STAR             9200     2.1     3.6    58      3.5     2.7   130 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .7      -M      *     1.8     1.8   100 
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.9     1.4   136      2.1     1.5   140 
 LOST CREEK               8080      -M     1.2      *      -M     1.9      *
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.8      .9   422      4.3     1.7   253 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .8     1.2    67*     1.8     2.0    90 
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.4      .5   280      1.6      .9   178 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .5     1.1    45*     1.4     1.8    78 
 SHELL CREEK              9580     2.2     2.4    92      1.7     1.8    94 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     2.0     2.3    87*      -M     2.4      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120      .5     1.5    33      2.2     2.1   105 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.2      .3   733*     3.1     1.2   258 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     2.3     2.1   110      1.7     1.8    94 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    111                    128 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     2.9     2.4   121*     2.7     2.2   123 
 EVENING STAR             9200     2.1     3.6    58      3.5     2.7   130 
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.9     1.4   136      2.1     1.5   140 
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.8      .9   422      4.3     1.7   253 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     2.0     2.3    87*      -M     2.4      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120      .5     1.5    33      2.2     2.1   105 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     2.3     2.1   110      1.7     1.8    94 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                    138 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900      .5      .6    83*     1.4     1.5    93 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.3     2.6    88      2.8     2.1   133 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .9     1.5    60      2.3     1.9   121 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     1.1     1.2    92*     3.2     2.0   160 
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.9     1.8   106      2.8     2.2   127 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .7      -M      *     1.8     1.8   100 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     1.1      .7   157*     2.0     1.5   133 
 LOST CREEK               8080      -M     1.2      *      -M     1.9      *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .8     1.2    67*     1.8     2.0    90 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .5     1.1    45*     1.4     1.8    78 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.4     1.1   127*     3.1     2.1   148 
 TIE CREEK                6870     1.4      -M      *     3.0     1.8   167 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89*                   124 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .4     1.5    27      1.6     1.7    94 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .6      -M      *     1.2      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520      .1     1.5     7      1.8     1.3   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     17                    113 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400      .9     1.5    60*     3.6     2.3   157 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     1.6     1.9    84*     3.4     2.9   117 
 ELK RIVER                8700      .4      .4   100*     3.0     2.2   136 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     2.3     2.9    79      4.3     3.3   130 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100     2.3     2.0   115*     3.5     2.2   159 
 OLD BATTLE              10000     3.3     3.4    97*     5.0     3.0   167 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400      .3      .4    75*     1.8     2.2    82 
 TOWER                   10500     4.5     5.5    82       -M     3.7      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200     1.7     1.7   100*     4.1     2.8   146 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     1.7     1.0   170*     2.4     1.7   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92*                   138 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     1.4     1.8    78*     2.8     2.2   127 
 CASPER MTN.              7900     2.5     1.2   208*     2.7     2.3   117 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     3.6     1.3   277*     2.9     2.2   132 
 DEER PARK                9700      .0      -M      *      .0      -M      *
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320     1.1      .8   138*     2.1     1.4   150 
 RENO HILL                8400     1.7     1.6   106      2.1     2.3    91 
 ROACH                    9700     1.5     1.3   115*     2.7     2.5   108 
 SAND LAKE               10080     3.8     2.8   136*     4.6     2.4   192 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.7     2.4    71      2.7     2.1   129 
 WINDY PEAK               7840      .9      .2   450*     1.9     1.1   173 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    136*                   132 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .4     0*     3.2     1.7   188 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     1.6     1.9    84*     3.4     2.9   117 
 OLD BATTLE              10000     3.3     3.4    97*     5.0     3.0   167 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .2      .7    29*     3.1     1.6   194 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     1.4     2.1    67*     4.0     1.8   222 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     76*                   170 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100     1.4      .6   233*     2.0     1.5   133 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650      .9     2.0    45*     1.4     1.9    74 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .4      .4   100*      .4     1.4    29 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .7      .9    78*     1.5     1.5   100 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      -M     1.0      *     1.2     1.5    80 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .1      .0      *     1.0     1.4    71 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .2      .4    50*      .8     1.7    47 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .7      .0      *     1.1     1.3    85 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250      .2      .0      *      .7     1.4    50 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .6     1.2    50*     1.6     2.0    80 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     1.2      .9   133*     1.6     2.6    62 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84*                    73 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .4      .0      *      .8     1.2    67 
 HEWINTA                  9500     1.5      .2   750*     3.3     2.2   150 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     3.0      .2  1500*     3.8     2.0   190 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.4      .1  1400*     3.2     2.0   160 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     1.3     1.5    87*     1.3     2.2    59 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .6      .4   150*     1.3     1.7    76 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     1.4     1.9    74*     4.4     2.2   200 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    214*                   134 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .8     1.0    80*     2.0     3.1    65 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400      .0      .8     0*     2.7     2.3   117 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .6      .4   150*     1.3     1.7    76 
 LILY LAKE                9050      .8      .9    89*     2.7     2.5   108 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     1.1     1.3    85*     2.4     3.3    73 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .3      .0      *     2.3     1.6   144 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .9     1.8    50*     2.1     2.7    78 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     68*                    90 

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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.