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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: MARCH 8 , 1999 
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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    24.2    16.2   149     24.5    20.7   118 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    22.9    20.1   114     25.3    23.1   110 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    20.5    16.3   126     21.7    21.8   100 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    40.1    31.3   128     38.2    33.8   113 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    14.6    13.7   107     14.3    14.7    97 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    40.0    31.2   128       -M    34.3      *
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    30.7    25.6   120     25.3    27.1    93 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.6    12.7   115     16.7    15.6   107 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    21.6    17.0   127     24.6    23.7   104 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    26.6    24.6   108     25.5    25.0   102 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.4    15.1   148     21.1    19.4   109 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      -M    21.9      *    26.8    25.7   104 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    34.5    23.5   147       -M    28.5      *
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    30.5    27.1   113     34.2    29.6   116 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    125                    106 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    24.9    20.9   119     22.3    15.8   141 
 BLACK BEAR               7950    48.0    33.5   143       -M    35.4      *
 CANYON                   7940    17.4    11.3   154     18.0    12.6   143 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    38.7    31.7   122       -M    32.1      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      -M    21.7      *    24.6    22.9   107 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    11.9     8.5   140     13.6    10.6   128 
 PARKER PEAK              9400    22.0    19.0   116       -M    13.7      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    24.1    19.5   124     25.9    17.0   152 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    22.4    15.1   148     21.1    19.4   109 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    34.5    23.5   147       -M    28.5      *
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    19.7    15.3   129     19.6    18.9   104 
 WHITE MILL               8700    26.8    22.4   120     23.6    24.9    95 
 WOLVERINE                7650    13.6    10.6   128     12.2    11.4   107 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    131                    118 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    16.2    13.7   118     17.6    14.6   121 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     8.9     7.4   120     10.8     8.9   121 
 DEER PARK                9700    15.2      -M      *    20.1      -M      *
 HOBBS PARK              10100    15.8    12.8   123     14.3    11.9   120 
 LITTLE WARM              9620    12.9     9.8   132     14.2    11.4   125 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    16.3    14.6   112     17.4    14.5   120 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     6.4     6.6    97      9.4     8.5   111 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      -M    21.9      *    26.8    25.7   104 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     8.7     8.5   102     11.5    10.4   111 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    115 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9375    18.6    17.9   104     16.9    14.8   114 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     6.9     6.2   111      8.8     6.7   131 
 BLACKWATER               9780    28.5    19.1   149     23.7    15.9   149 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.6    14.2   103     14.6    12.5   117 
 EVENING STAR             9200    32.0    23.7   135       -M    19.8      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.5     8.1    93     10.2     7.9   129 
 KIRWIN                   9550    11.5     8.6   134     13.4     9.1   147 
 MARQUETTE                8760     7.3     6.9   106      8.1     7.6   107 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     9.3    10.3    90     14.2     9.8   145 
 OWL CREEK                8975     5.6     3.9   144      6.2     5.2   119 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.0     9.4   128     14.1     9.9   142 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    15.4    13.2   117     14.2    11.2   127 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    24.1    19.5   124     25.9    17.0   152 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    16.5    11.8   140     18.6    14.2   131 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     4.6     5.3    87      6.3     5.5   115 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    20.3    15.4   132     17.7    14.5   122 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    121                    132 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    28.5    19.1   149     23.7    15.9   149 
 EVENING STAR             9200    32.0    23.7   135       -M    19.8      *
 KIRWIN                   9550    11.5     8.6   134     13.4     9.1   147 
 MARQUETTE                8760     7.3     6.9   106      8.1     7.6   107 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    24.1    19.5   124     25.9    17.0   152 
 SYLVAN ROAD              8120    16.5    11.8   140     18.6    14.2   131 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    20.3    15.4   132     17.7    14.5   122 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    134                    137 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         7900     6.9     6.2   111      8.8     6.7   131 
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.6      -M      *     8.6      -M      *
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.6    14.2   103     14.6    12.5   117 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     7.8    10.2    76      9.6     9.3   103 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.4    12.1   111     11.7    11.0   106 
 DOME LAKE                8880     7.0    11.9    59      9.8    11.0    89 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.5     8.1    93     10.2     7.9   129 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8760     5.3     6.1    87      7.4     6.4   116 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     9.3    10.3    90     14.2     9.8   145 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    12.0     9.4   128     14.1     9.9   142 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     9.4    10.3    91     11.7    11.1   105 
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.4      -M      *     7.4     8.8    84 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    114 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.6     9.6    79     14.6     8.1   180 
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.5      -M      *    12.1      -M      *
 WARREN PEAK              6520    10.2     9.6   106     13.4     6.6   203 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    190 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400    19.3    22.2    87     20.0    21.4    93 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    17.2    17.8    97     22.3    19.6   114 
 ELK RIVER                8700    17.0    17.6    97     20.3    16.3   125 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    18.4    18.5    99     24.0    21.3   113 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    26.4    21.7   122     26.5    19.9   133 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    25.3    27.5    92     31.8    25.8   123 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400    11.1    10.3   108     17.3    13.7   126 
 TOWER                   10500    39.6    39.3   101     35.6    31.4   113 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200    17.2    23.6    73     23.2    21.7   107 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    10.3     9.9   104     10.8    10.5   103 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                    115 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    18.8    21.2    89     20.3    16.4   124 
 CASPER MTN.              7900    10.0    13.1    76     14.9    11.5   130 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    15.6    14.3   109     16.0    13.8   116 
 DEER PARK                9700    15.2      -M      *    20.1      -M      *
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320      -M     8.9      *    13.4     9.7   138 
 RENO HILL                8400    12.3    11.6   106     17.0    15.6   109 
 ROACH                    9700    14.9    14.8   101     17.7    18.2    97 
 SAND LAKE               10080    30.5    28.3   108     25.7    17.4   148 
 SOUTH PASS               9040    16.3    14.6   112     17.4    14.5   120 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     6.1     6.9    88     12.1     7.6   159 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    124 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    12.8    10.4   123     16.1    13.2   122 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800    17.2    17.8    97     22.3    19.6   114 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    25.3    27.5    92     31.8    25.8   123 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    12.2    12.9    95     18.7    16.1   116 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    24.5    25.0    98     26.5    23.8   111 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                    117 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100    14.8    12.8   116     13.8    15.0    92 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    26.9    25.7   105     20.9    21.8    96 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    12.8    12.6   102     13.1    14.0    94 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    12.6    12.1   104     13.1    14.8    89 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775    14.6    13.7   107     14.3    14.7    97 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    14.7    13.5   109     14.9    14.4   103 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      -M    15.7      *    19.0    17.4   109 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    11.6    10.3   113     11.1    13.3    83 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250    15.6    13.4   116     15.3    14.0   109 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    26.6    24.6   108     25.5    25.0   102 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    25.8    22.8   113     25.9    28.8    90 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                     97 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    13.3    11.2   119     10.2    12.3    83 
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.5     9.3   113     12.7    10.9   117 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     6.4     5.4   119      8.8     7.7   114 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.4     5.0   128      9.1     7.7   118 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    26.5    24.5   108     21.4    23.4    91 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.4    15.1   102     17.0    17.3    98 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    12.9    13.5    96     14.8    10.9   136 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                    104 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    20.1    18.0   112     17.8    16.7   107 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400    14.4    14.6    99     18.0    16.1   112 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.4    15.1   102     17.0    17.3    98 
 LILY LAKE                9050    12.3    11.2   110     16.2    12.4   131 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    24.2    25.0    97     23.7    21.9   108 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.6    12.7   115     16.7    15.6   107 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    18.7    22.5    83     19.5    20.7    94 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    107 

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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.