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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 SUNDAY: MAY 25 , 2003 
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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      .0     2.7     0     25.3    26.5    95 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .1     8.7     1     27.9    34.9    80 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      -M     3.7      *      -M    24.3      *
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    12.7    19.1    66     39.5    44.2    89 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      -M     6.3      *      -M    17.2      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    17.3    22.5    77     36.0    44.5    81 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      -M    18.2      *      -M    35.8      *
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0     2.0     0     16.1    23.5    69 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0     2.3     0     25.1    27.7    91 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      -M    19.0      *      -M    32.4      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M     5.1      *      -M    24.2      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    24.2    93     28.3    31.9    89 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    31.4    27.5   114     31.7    35.4    90 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      -M    18.8      *      -M    41.5      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     77                     86 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      -M    22.3      *      -M    26.2      *
 BLACK BEAR               8170      -M    30.4      *      -M    49.3      *
 CANYON                   8090      -M     3.7      *      -M    19.9      *
 FISHER CREEK             9100    39.3    32.8   120     42.0    45.6    92 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      -M    13.3      *      -M    33.4      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      -M     1.6      *      -M    17.0      *
 PARKER PEAK              9400      -M    20.8      *      -M    22.4      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      -M    15.1      *      -M    28.0      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M     5.1      *      -M    24.2      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    31.4    27.5   114     31.7    35.4    90 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      -M     4.7      *      -M    26.6      *
 WHITE MILL               8700      -M    20.8      *      -M    34.3      *
 WOLVERINE                7650      .0     1.3     0     14.6    17.6    83 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115*                    90*


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     8.6     6.3   137     22.5    21.9   103 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      -M     2.0      *      -M    16.4      *
 DEER PARK                9700     8.3    11.8    70     22.6    30.0    75 
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.6    12.8    52     18.0    20.1    90 
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .2     4.3     5     14.7    19.3    76 
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .4     9.5     4     18.2    25.3    72 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .1     1.9     5     11.8    14.5    81 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    24.2    93     28.3    31.9    89 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .0     3.3     0     15.6    18.1    86 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     63                     84 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380      -M    19.3      *      -M    24.4      *
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .3    33*    13.0    13.5    96 
 BLACKWATER               9780      -M    26.4      *      -M    28.0      *
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.5    11.5   117     21.9    21.4   102 
 EVENING STAR             9200      -M    29.1      *      -M    33.4      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1     4.3     2     12.3    15.4    80 
 KIRWIN                   9550      -M     7.8      *      -M    16.8      *
 MARQUETTE                8760      -M     6.1      *      -M    17.0      *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .5     6.1     8     11.9    18.4    65 
 OWL CREEK                8975      .4     1.2    33      9.0    10.4    87 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.0     4.7    64     17.0    18.7    91 
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.8    12.8   100     17.9    19.7    91 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      -M    15.1      *      -M    28.0      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      -M     1.1      *      -M    22.7      *
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .3     1.2    25     12.7    13.5    94 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.1    10.5    96     19.6    21.4    92 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                     89 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      -M    26.4      *      -M    28.0      *
 EVENING STAR             9200      -M    29.1      *      -M    33.4      *
 KIRWIN                   9550      -M     7.8      *      -M    16.8      *
 MARQUETTE                8760      -M     6.1      *      -M    17.0      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      -M    15.1      *      -M    28.0      *
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      -M     1.1      *      -M    22.7      *
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.1    10.5    96     19.6    21.4    92 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96*                    92*


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .3    33*    13.0    13.5    96 
 BIG GOOSE                7990     4.4     5.3    83     18.7    15.6   120 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.5    11.5   117     21.9    21.4   102 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      -M     5.7      *      -M    17.8      *
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.4    10.6   126     19.7    20.7    95 
 DOME LAKE                8880     5.5     6.2    89     20.5    19.7   104 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1     4.3     2     12.3    15.4    80 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .3     1.0    30     14.7    13.4   110 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .5     6.1     8     11.9    18.4    65 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.0     4.7    64     17.0    18.7    91 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     9.1     6.3   144     22.9    20.6   111 
 TIE CREEK                6870      .2      .5    40*    19.5    16.4   119 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     99 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .3      .0      *    14.8    17.1    87 
 COLE CANYON              5910      .1      -M      *    13.3      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .0      .2     0*    13.1    13.4    98 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0*                    91 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400      .0     6.6     0     31.4    31.5   100 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     2.7     7.4    36     27.3    26.8   102 
 ELK RIVER                8700      .5     3.9    13     25.0    25.3    99 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      -M    19.8      *      -M    33.7      *
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100    31.8    27.7   115     38.8    33.3   117 
 OLD BATTLE              10000      -M    29.7      *      -M    43.2      *
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .1     4.3     2     16.7    15.5   108 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400      .2     3.7     5     24.0    22.8   105 
 TOWER                   10500    44.6    46.2    97     55.4    48.9   113 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200     4.1    11.3    36     31.6    33.9    93 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      -M     6.5      *      -M    18.1      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     76                    105 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    12.0    16.3    74     27.9    30.2    92 
 CASPER MTN.              7900      .2     7.3     3     16.9    23.0    73 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    16.2    14.0   116     26.3    23.9   110 
 DEER PARK                9700     8.3    11.8    70     22.6    30.0    75 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320      .1     2.0     5     17.0    19.3    88 
 RENO HILL                8400     3.1     6.0    52     21.2    23.7    89 
 ROACH                    9700     9.8     9.0   109     25.5    25.5   100 
 SAND LAKE               10080    29.2    29.8    98     33.0    33.2    99 
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .4     9.5     4     18.2    25.3    72 
 WINDY PEAK               7840      .3      .8    37*    16.8    16.3   103 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     75                     90 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .1      .2    50*    20.5    20.4   100 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     2.7     7.4    36     27.3    26.8   102 
 OLD BATTLE              10000      -M    29.7      *      -M    43.2      *
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .3     1.6    19     24.5    24.1   102 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      -M    18.9      *      -M    36.9      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     34*                   101 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100      .0     4.5     0     14.6    18.0    81 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    19.0    20.7    92     20.4    27.4    74 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      -M     4.7      *      -M    15.6      *
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      -M     5.8      *      -M    18.3      *
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775      -M     6.3      *      -M    17.2      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .0     1.5     0     15.2    18.1    84 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .8     5.3    15     19.0    21.9    87 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      -M     1.6      *      -M    15.3      *
 SNIDER BASIN             8250      -M     3.2      *      -M    20.0      *
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      -M    19.0      *      -M    32.4      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     2.5     9.9    25     30.7    31.2    98 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     53*                    86*


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .1      .5    20*    14.1    16.5    85 
 HEWINTA                  9500      -M     2.2      *      -M    19.7      *
 HICKERSON PARK           9150      .0      .9     0     12.5    12.1   103 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .7     0*    13.4    11.6   116 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    13.6    18.4    74     23.8    31.8    75 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .3     4.6     7     16.7    25.6    65 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.4    14.4    93     18.8    22.5    84 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     69                     83 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .1     6.0     2     20.5    24.5    84 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400      .5     3.8    13     22.2    27.7    80 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .3     4.6     7     16.7    25.6    65 
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0     3.4     0     18.9    23.4    81 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      -M    16.7      *    27.0    33.2    81 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0     2.0     0     16.1    23.5    69 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     4.1    18.1    23     23.2    32.4    72 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     13                     76 

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 -M   = Missing data
  *   = Data may not provide a valid measure of conditions.
Units = inches for the Current and Average Snow Water Equivalent and 
	Total Precipitation values
 
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 1971-2000.

Provisional data, subject to revision.