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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 TUESDAY: NOVEMBER 10 , 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      .9     1.6    56*     2.1     3.4    62 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     1.1     1.8    61*     4.2     3.6   117 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .8     1.5    53*     1.6     3.7    43 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     1.9     2.7    70*     3.6     5.5    65 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     2.1     1.9   111      3.1     2.5   124 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860     1.6     3.0    53*     2.9     5.6    52 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     1.6     2.3    70*     2.1     4.3    49 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .8      .6   133*     2.5     2.7    93 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .9     1.6    56*     2.2     3.8    58 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     1.6     2.9    55*     3.2     3.7    86 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     1.5     1.4   107*     1.8     3.1    58 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     3.6     3.4   106      3.8     4.1    93 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360     3.7     4.7    79      3.3     4.6    72 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     1.7     2.6    65*     5.8     4.7   123 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     74*                    76 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     1.8     4.2    43      1.4     2.9    48 
 BLACK BEAR               7950     3.4     4.4    77      4.0     5.4    74 
 CANYON                   7940      .6     1.4    43      1.1     2.6    42 
 FISHER CREEK             9100     2.3     4.3    53      2.4     4.9    49 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      -M     2.5      *     2.5     3.8    66 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .3      .8    38*     1.5     2.2    68 
 PARKER PEAK              9400     2.5     4.9    51      1.4     3.0    47 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     3.7    89      4.8     3.8   126 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     1.5     1.4   107*     1.8     3.1    58 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360     3.7     4.7    79      3.3     4.6    72 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     1.3     1.5    87*     2.0     3.2    62 
 WHITE MILL               8700     1.4     3.1    45      1.8     4.1    44 
 WOLVERINE                7650      .4      .9    44*     2.1     2.4    88 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     64                     65 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.7     1.7   100      2.3     2.7    85 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     2.4     1.5   160      3.8     2.5   152 
 DEER PARK                9700     4.8      -M      *     5.8      -M      *
 HOBBS PARK              10100     4.7     3.1   152      5.9     2.7   219 
 LITTLE WARM              9620     1.5     1.7    88      2.5     2.6    96 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     3.6     3.4   106      5.5     3.1   177 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     2.5     1.1   227      5.0     2.3   217 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     3.6     3.4   106      3.8     4.1    93 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.9     1.5   193      5.3     2.5   212 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    132                    152 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375     3.9     3.6   108      3.9     3.1   126 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     1.9     1.2   158      4.6     2.1   219 
 BLACKWATER               9780     3.4     3.6    94      3.6     3.4   106 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.7     3.4    79      3.3     2.9   114 
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.1     5.4    20      2.1     4.1    51 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.6      -M      *     4.8     2.4   200 
 KIRWIN                   9550     2.6     2.1   124      3.0     2.2   136 
 LOST CREEK               8080      .0     2.0     0       .0     2.6     0 
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.2     1.4   229      3.9     2.3   170 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.6     2.1    76      7.6     2.7   281 
 OWL CREEK                8975     2.2      .7   314      2.9     1.3   223 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4     1.8    78      3.4     2.5   136 
 SHELL CREEK              9580     3.5     3.2   109      3.4     2.6   131 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     3.7    89      4.8     3.8   126 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120     1.1     2.2    50      1.7     3.1    55 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.4      .6   400*     4.0     1.7   235 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     2.4     3.3    73      1.8     2.8    64 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                    129 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     3.4     3.6    94      3.6     3.4   106 
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.1     5.4    20      2.1     4.1    51 
 KIRWIN                   9550     2.6     2.1   124      3.0     2.2   136 
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.2     1.4   229      3.9     2.3   170 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     3.7    89      4.8     3.8   126 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120     1.1     2.2    50      1.7     3.1    55 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     2.4     3.3    73      1.8     2.8    64 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     96 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     1.9     1.2   158      4.6     2.1   219 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.7     3.4    79      3.3     2.9   114 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.4     2.2    64      3.9     2.5   156 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     2.5     1.9   132      4.4     2.8   157 
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.7     2.5    68      3.5     3.0   117 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.6      -M      *     4.8     2.4   200 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760      .9     1.2    75      3.2     2.0   160 
 LOST CREEK               8080      .0     2.0     0       .0     2.6     0 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.6     2.1    76      7.6     2.7   281 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4     1.8    78      3.4     2.5   136 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     2.5     1.7   147      4.1     2.8   146 
 TIE CREEK                6870     1.0      -M      *     3.0     2.4   125 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                    149 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .9     2.1    43      6.8     2.2   309 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     1.0      -M      *     7.3      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520      .9     2.1    43      7.3     1.8   406 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     43                    352 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400     2.1     2.6    81      4.8     3.6   133 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     3.0     3.2    94      7.9     4.2   188 
 ELK RIVER                8700     1.4     1.2   117*     6.9     3.1   223 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     4.1     4.3    95      8.0     4.8   167 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100     7.0     3.7   189      9.5     3.4   279 
 OLD BATTLE              10000     5.4     5.1   106      8.2     4.9   167 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400     3.4     1.0   340*     8.1     3.2   253 
 TOWER                   10500     8.1     8.4    96      9.2     5.8   159 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200     2.5     3.5    71      6.2     4.7   132 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     3.2     1.7   188      4.1     2.4   171 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    182 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     2.4     3.5    69      5.0     3.3   152 
 CASPER MTN.              7900     2.6     2.3   113      8.2     3.3   248 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     4.1     2.3   178      5.3     3.2   166 
 DEER PARK                9700     4.8      -M      *     5.8      -M      *
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320      .2     1.5    13      5.6     2.0   280 
 RENO HILL                8400     4.2     2.4   175      7.9     3.7   214 
 ROACH                    9700     2.6     2.4   108      4.9     3.8   129 
 SAND LAKE               10080     7.3     5.0   146      9.1     3.6   253 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     3.6     3.4   106      5.5     3.1   177 
 WINDY PEAK               7840      .2      .9    22*     5.6     1.7   329 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    206 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     1.2     1.0   120*     5.6     2.6   215 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     3.0     3.2    94      7.9     4.2   188 
 OLD BATTLE              10000     5.4     5.1   106      8.2     4.9   167 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .9     1.5    60*     6.1     2.8   218 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     3.0     3.7    81      7.7     3.2   241 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    201 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100     2.7     1.5   180*     3.2     2.5   128 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650     1.5     3.9    38      2.9     3.3    88 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .8     1.0    80*     1.9     2.4    79 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     2.3     1.6   144      3.2     2.5   128 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     2.1     1.9   111      3.1     2.5   124 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     1.2      .8   150*     2.0     2.4    83 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     1.0     1.3    77*     2.4     2.9    83 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     1.2      .6   200*     1.7     2.2    77 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250      .5      .8    62*     1.7     2.4    71 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     1.6     2.9    55*     3.2     3.7    86 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     1.3     2.4    54*     2.6     4.7    55 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87*                    89 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .5      .5   100*     2.4     2.1   114 
 HEWINTA                  9500      .2      .8    25*     3.6     3.0   120 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     1.4      .8   175      3.7     2.6   142 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .6      .6   100*     4.1     2.6   158 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     2.4     3.1    77      2.8     3.8    74 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     1.0     1.3    77*     2.5     2.9    86 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     2.5     2.8    89      4.3     3.1   139 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87*                   116 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .5     1.9    26*     2.8     4.3    65 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400     1.5     1.7    88      3.8     3.4   112 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     1.0     1.3    77*     2.5     2.9    86 
 LILY LAKE                9050     2.4     1.6   150      4.8     3.4   141 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     1.8     2.4    75*     4.4     4.8    92 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .8      .6   133*     2.5     2.7    93 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     2.5     3.1    81      4.2     4.2   100 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83*                    97 

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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.