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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 SATURDAY: MARCH 14 , 1998 
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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    15.1    16.6    91     17.5    21.2    83 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    19.2    21.4    90     20.4    23.7    86 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    15.9    17.0    94     18.1    22.3    81 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    27.8    32.8    85     29.5    34.8    85 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     9.6    14.3    67     10.6    15.1    70 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    25.5    32.6    78     27.1    35.4    77 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    23.8    26.8    89     24.0    28.0    86 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    13.9    13.2   105     16.0    16.0   100 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    15.0    17.6    85     17.9    24.4    73 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.7    25.6    77     19.0    25.8    74 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.9    15.7    89     15.1    19.8    76 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    22.8    98     20.8    26.5    78 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    23.5    24.5    96     23.6    29.3    81 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    24.9    28.2    88     27.3    30.4    90 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     81 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    16.9    21.7    78     14.8    16.4    90 
 BLACK BEAR               7950    33.6    35.0    96       -M    36.9      *
 CANYON                   7940    11.7    11.8    99     12.9    13.1    98 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    26.9    32.9    82     24.4    33.4    73 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    18.0    22.6    80     19.3    23.9    81 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.6     8.8    75     10.9    10.9   100 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    16.2    19.9    81     14.3    14.2   101 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.0    20.3    74     17.8    17.6   101 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.9    15.7    89     15.1    19.8    76 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    23.5    24.5    96     23.6    29.3    81 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    12.6    15.9    79     15.5    19.8    78 
 WHITE MILL               8700    20.1    23.3    86     18.5    25.9    71 
 WOLVERINE                7650     9.1    10.9    83      9.3    11.8    79 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     83 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.8    14.1    91     13.9    15.1    92 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     8.4     7.7   109      9.1     9.3    98 
 DEER PARK                9700      -M      -M      *    16.9      -M      *
 HOBBS PARK              10100    11.6    13.4    87     10.5    12.5    84 
 LITTLE WARM              9620     9.0    10.3    87     10.8    11.8    92 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    12.4    15.1    82     13.7    15.2    90 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     8.0     6.9   116      7.9     8.9    89 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    22.8    98     20.8    26.5    78 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     9.1     8.9   102     10.6    10.9    97 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                     88 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    17.6    18.7    94     15.6    15.5   101 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.8     6.5    89      6.0     7.1    85 
 BLACKWATER               9780    17.9    20.0    90     16.0    16.4    98 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.4    14.8    97     14.2    13.1   108 
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.1    24.6    82     21.8    20.6   106 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     8.1      -M      *     8.3     8.3   100 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.5     8.9   118     11.8     9.5   124 
 MARQUETTE                8760    11.0     7.2   153     11.3     8.1   140 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     9.3    10.8    86      8.8    10.3    85 
 OWL CREEK                8975     5.5     4.1   134      5.5     5.4   102 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.6     9.8    98     10.4    10.3   101 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.6    13.7    92      9.7    11.6    84 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.0    20.3    74     17.8    17.6   101 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120     9.1    12.2    75     12.7    14.7    86 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     7.0     5.5   127      8.5     5.9   144 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    15.9    81     12.9    15.1    85 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                    101 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    17.9    20.0    90     16.0    16.4    98 
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.1    24.6    82     21.8    20.6   106 
 KIRWIN                   9550    10.5     8.9   118     11.8     9.5   124 
 MARQUETTE                8760    11.0     7.2   153     11.3     8.1   140 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.0    20.3    74     17.8    17.6   101 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120     9.1    12.2    75     12.7    14.7    86 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    15.9    81     12.9    15.1    85 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                    102 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     5.8     6.5    89      6.0     7.1    85 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.4    14.8    97     14.2    13.1   108 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     9.5    10.6    90     10.7     9.8   109 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    12.3    12.9    95     12.4    11.6   107 
 DOME LAKE                8880    10.0    12.4    81     11.5    11.6    99 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     8.1      -M      *     8.3     8.3   100 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     6.9     6.4   108      7.9     6.8   116 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     9.3    10.8    86      8.8    10.3    85 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.6     9.8    98     10.4    10.3   101 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.8    10.8   100     12.5    11.6   108 
 TIE CREEK                6870     7.0      -M      *    10.6     9.4   113 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    103 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     9.1    10.0    91     11.8     8.6   137 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     9.5      -M      *     9.5      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    12.1    10.0   121      9.7     7.0   139 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    106                    138 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    20.5    23.2    88     20.8    22.2    94 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    16.6    18.6    89     17.7    20.4    87 
 ELK RIVER                8700    15.8    18.3    86     16.1    17.1    94 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    17.9    19.4    92     21.0    22.2    95 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    26.3    22.7   116     24.7    20.8   119 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    27.5    28.5    96     29.8    26.9   111 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    10.3    11.1    93     11.3    14.3    79 
 TOWER                   10500      -M    40.9      *      -M    32.6      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    18.3    24.7    74     22.7    22.6   100 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.2    10.4    60      6.6    11.0    60 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     96 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    17.2    22.4    77     17.4    17.1   102 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    11.6    13.8    84     11.2    12.1    93 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    12.4    14.9    83     11.9    14.6    82 
 DEER PARK                9700      -M      -M      *    16.9      -M      *
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320     8.8     9.3    95      9.9    10.2    97 
 RENO HILL                8400    11.1    12.2    91     10.4    16.5    63 
 ROACH                    9700    13.1    15.5    85     14.8    18.9    78 
 SAND LAKE               10080    22.1    29.6    75     19.9    18.1   110 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    12.4    15.1    82     13.7    15.2    90 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     6.7     7.5    89      7.8     8.1    96 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     89 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    12.6    10.7   118     14.4    13.7   105 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    16.6    18.6    89     17.7    20.4    87 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    27.5    28.5    96     29.8    26.9   111 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    14.5    13.5   107     17.3    16.7   104 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    26.1    26.1   100     24.7    24.9    99 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    101 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    10.0    13.3    75      9.3    15.4    60 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    20.6    26.9    77     16.1    22.5    72 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     9.5    13.1    73      9.6    14.4    67 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    10.5    12.7    83     10.9    15.1    72 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     9.6    14.3    67     10.6    15.1    70 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    12.2    14.3    85     12.2    14.7    83 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    11.9    16.4    73     13.4    17.8    75 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.0    10.6    85      8.8    13.7    64 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    10.4    13.9    75     10.7    14.4    74 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.7    25.6    77     19.0    25.8    74 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    18.2    23.7    77     19.1    29.5    65 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     77                     70 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    10.2    11.8    86      9.6    12.7    76 
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.2     9.9   103     13.0    11.4   114 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     9.6     5.7   168     10.4     8.2   127 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     7.1     5.4   131      9.3     8.2   113 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    21.6    25.9    83     17.0    24.2    70 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.0    15.8    89     14.4    17.8    81 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.1    14.2    92     15.9    11.3   141 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     96 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    20.3    18.8   108     19.5    17.5   111 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    12.5    15.3    82     17.6    16.8   105 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.0    15.8    89     14.4    17.8    81 
 LILY LAKE                9050    11.9    11.7   102     14.9    13.0   115 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    28.6    26.2   109     24.5    22.9   107 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    13.9    13.2   105     16.0    16.0   100 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    19.1    23.5    81     19.8    21.5    92 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                    101 

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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.