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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: DECEMBER 18 , 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     8.9     6.3   141      9.7     8.5   114 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     7.5     7.4   101      8.5    11.0    77 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     7.1     5.7   125      7.9     7.6   104 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    14.6    11.5   127     15.0    13.8   109 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     4.7     5.6    84      4.2     5.5    76 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7860    14.0    11.6   121     14.8    14.1   105 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     9.5     9.9    96     10.1    10.7    94 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     4.0     4.2    95      5.1     7.2    71 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     8.9     6.2   144     11.6     8.9   130 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     8.1    10.1    80      8.0    10.4    77 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     8.0     6.0   133      8.0     7.4   108 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     8.1     9.6    84      8.5     9.9    86 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    12.8    11.2   114     10.7    11.1    96 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    10.6    11.3    94     12.2    12.7    96 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                     97 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     8.6     9.5    91      9.4     8.1   116 
 BLACK BEAR               8170    16.4    14.0   117     16.2    14.4   112 
 CANYON                   8090     4.8     4.8   100      5.6     6.4    87 
 FISHER CREEK             9100    13.7    13.3   103     13.9    13.8   101 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     9.3     9.1   102      9.1    10.1    90 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     2.8     3.9    72      5.4     5.3   102 
 PARKER PEAK              9400     8.3     8.9    93      6.6     7.0    94 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.7     8.7    77      8.9     9.2    97 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     8.0     6.0   133      8.0     7.4   108 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9360    12.8    11.2   114     10.7    11.1    96 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     6.5     5.9   110      8.1     8.1   100 
 WHITE MILL               8700     7.4     9.3    80      9.5    10.5    90 
 WOLVERINE                7650     4.4     4.5    98      4.6     5.9    78 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                     99 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     5.2     5.5    95      6.1     6.6    92 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      -M     4.0      *      -M     5.0      *
 DEER PARK                9700     4.9     5.8    84      6.3     9.2    68 
 HOBBS PARK              10100     3.9     6.8    57      3.5     5.6    62 
 LITTLE WARM              9370     3.4     4.5    76      4.0     5.8    69 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.1     7.0    73      5.6     7.8    72 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.5     3.4    44      2.0     4.1    49 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     8.1     9.6    84      8.5     9.9    86 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.5     3.8    66      3.5     5.3    66 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     75                     73 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     5.7     8.1    70      4.9     7.1    69 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.3     2.2   105      2.7     4.0    68 
 BLACKWATER               9780    10.7    10.3   104      9.5     9.2   103 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     5.5     6.6    83      5.9     6.2    95 
 EVENING STAR             9200     8.9    11.6    77     11.9    10.8   110 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     2.6     3.3    79      2.7     4.3    63 
 KIRWIN                   9550     2.4     5.2    46      3.1     5.1    61 
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.3     4.4    75      3.8     4.8    79 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     3.6     4.8    75      3.4     5.9    58 
 OWL CREEK                8975      .9     2.4    38      1.1     2.6    42 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.8     4.4    86      4.3     5.1    84 
 SHELL CREEK              9580     5.6     6.2    90      5.6     5.7    98 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.7     8.7    77      8.9     9.2    97 
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.6     5.1   110      7.7     8.5    91 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.2     2.7    44      2.0     3.4    59 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     4.1     6.5    63      5.6     6.8    82 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     84 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    10.7    10.3   104      9.5     9.2   103 
 EVENING STAR             9200     8.9    11.6    77     11.9    10.8   110 
 KIRWIN                   9550     2.4     5.2    46      3.1     5.1    61 
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.3     4.4    75      3.8     4.8    79 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.7     8.7    77      8.9     9.2    97 
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.6     5.1   110      7.7     8.5    91 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     4.1     6.5    63      5.6     6.8    82 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                     93 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.3     2.2   105      2.7     4.0    68 
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.4     3.5    97      4.1     3.8   108 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     5.5     6.6    83      5.9     6.2    95 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     3.8     4.6    83      4.0     5.2    77 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     4.6     4.8    96      4.4     5.7    77 
 DOME LAKE                8880     4.4     5.2    85      5.4     6.0    90 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     2.6     3.3    79      2.7     4.3    63 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.4     2.7    89      2.4     3.8    63 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     3.6     4.8    75      3.4     5.9    58 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.8     4.4    86      4.3     5.1    84 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     3.9     4.3    91      4.6     5.7    81 
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.3     1.7   135      3.6     4.5    80 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     79 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     1.7     2.7    63      3.7     5.4    69 
 COLE CANYON              5910     1.7     2.5    68      2.5      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      -M     2.6      *     3.2     4.6    70 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     65                     69 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9400     9.4     7.6   124     11.3     9.2   123 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     7.4     7.3   101      8.2     8.3    99 
 ELK RIVER                8700     7.8     5.2   150      9.8     7.2   136 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     5.6     8.1    69      8.0    10.0    80 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10100     9.5    10.8    88      9.0    10.0    90 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.0    12.3   106     14.0    13.0   108 
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.8     4.2   114      6.1     4.8   127 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8400     3.6     4.1    88      4.3     6.6    65 
 TOWER                   10500    17.7    17.1   104     18.4    14.6   126 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9200     9.9     9.4   105     11.2    10.7   105 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     3.9     4.7    83      3.8     5.5    69 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    102                    104 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     7.0     8.6    81      6.8     8.3    82 
 CASPER MTN.              7900     3.9     5.9    66      3.4     6.3    54 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     4.3     6.4    67      6.7     6.7   100 
 DEER PARK                9700     4.9     5.8    84      6.3     9.2    68 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8320     3.7     4.4    84      4.5     5.3    85 
 RENO HILL                8400     5.1     5.6    91      4.6     6.3    73 
 ROACH                    9700     7.5     5.9   127      8.1     7.0   116 
 SAND LAKE               10080     9.7    12.4    78      9.4     9.6    98 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.1     7.0    73      5.6     7.8    72 
 WINDY PEAK               7840     2.3     3.0    77      3.2     4.7    68 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     82 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     5.4     2.9   186      6.0     5.9   102 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8800     7.4     7.3   101      8.2     8.3    99 
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.0    12.3   106     14.0    13.0   108 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     3.8     3.8   100      8.3     7.4   112 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    10.0     8.7   115     10.6    10.8    98 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                    104 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9100     4.3     5.7    75      4.2     5.6    75 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650     9.2    10.5    88      7.6     9.0    84 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     3.9     4.7    83      4.3     4.8    90 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     4.7     5.1    92      4.9     5.7    86 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8775     4.7     5.6    84      4.2     5.5    76 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     5.1     5.1   100      5.8     5.6   104 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     6.1     6.4    95      6.5     6.8    96 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     3.8     4.2    90      3.7     5.0    74 
 SNIDER BASIN             8250     4.6     5.5    84      4.7     6.4    73 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     8.1    10.1    80      8.0    10.4    77 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     8.2     9.4    87      9.4     9.1   103 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     86 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     3.2     4.1    78      3.4     4.8    71 
 HEWINTA                  9500     2.9     3.1    94      5.1     6.1    84 
 HICKERSON PARK           9150     1.9     2.2    86      4.1     3.7   111 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     2.5     2.1   119      3.3     3.5    94 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     7.8     9.9    79      6.9     9.9    70 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     4.5     6.1    74      5.6     8.1    69 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     4.2     5.5    76      5.0     6.5    77 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     78 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     5.0     6.2    81      6.3     7.6    83 
 HAYDEN FORK              9400     4.0     4.7    85      3.3     8.2    40 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     4.5     6.1    74      5.6     8.1    69 
 LILY LAKE                9050     4.3     4.3   100      5.6     7.3    77 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     7.8     8.2    95      8.6     9.9    87 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     4.0     4.2    95      5.1     7.2    71 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     6.6     8.2    80      8.2     9.2    89 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     74 

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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.