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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 FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 5 , 2004 
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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     1.9     1.1   173*     3.3     2.6   127 
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     2.4     1.4   171*     4.6     3.8   121 
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     1.7      .9   189*     4.3     2.3   187 
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     3.8     2.2   173*     5.0     4.3   116 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     2.5     1.7   147      2.9     2.2   132 
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850     4.4     2.0   220*     5.2     4.2   124 
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     3.4     2.0   170*     4.4     3.2   138 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.5      .6   250*     4.0     2.4   167 
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     1.1     1.0   110*     3.1     2.8   111 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     5.0     2.2   227*     5.6     3.3   170 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     2.1     1.2   175*     2.8     2.5   112 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     3.3     3.2   103      3.4     3.5    97 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     5.4     3.8   142      4.9     3.9   126 
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     4.3     2.6   165*     6.2     4.5   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    165*                   131 


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     3.1     3.3    94      3.3     2.7   122 
 BLACK BEAR               8170     6.7     3.6   186*     7.3     4.5   162 
 CANYON                   8090     1.4     1.0   140*     2.6     2.3   113 
 FISHER CREEK             9100     4.0     3.5   114*     5.1     4.3   119 
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     3.5     2.2   159*     4.8     3.2   150 
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .4      .5    80*     1.5     1.9    79 
 PARKER PEAK              9400     3.0     3.1    97      3.0     2.8   107 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.2     2.5   128      4.3     3.3   130 
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     2.1     1.2   175*     2.8     2.5   112 
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     5.4     3.8   142      4.9     3.9   126 
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     2.0     1.1   182*     3.9     2.8   139 
 WHITE MILL               8700     2.8     2.6   108*     3.5     3.5   100 
 WOLVERINE                7650      .5      .8    62*     1.9     2.2    86 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130*                   123 


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.6     1.3   123*     2.0     2.1    95 
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.4     1.4   100      1.9     2.3    83 
 DEER PARK                9700     6.6     3.0   220      7.5     3.2   234 
 HOBBS PARK              10100     3.4     2.7   126      3.6     2.5   144 
 LITTLE WARM              9370     1.7     1.4   121      2.0     2.2    91 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     4.5     2.0   225      5.6     2.7   207 
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.0     1.2    83      1.8     2.0    90 
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     3.3     3.2   103      3.4     3.5    97 
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     1.7     1.4   121      4.2     2.5   168 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    143                    139 


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     3.8     3.3   115      4.1     2.9   141 
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .9      .7   129      2.8     2.0   140 
 BLACKWATER               9780     3.4     3.7    92      3.7     3.4   109 
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     4.4     3.1   142      4.5     2.9   155 
 EVENING STAR             9200     3.5     3.5   100      4.7     3.6   131 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.3     1.4    93      2.6     2.4   108 
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.5     2.2    68      1.8     2.2    82 
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     2.2    55      1.6     2.6    62 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5     1.6    94      2.7     3.0    90 
 OWL CREEK                8975      .5     1.1    45      1.0     1.3    77 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.5     1.6   219      4.3     2.3   187 
 SHELL CREEK              9580     3.8     3.0   127      3.6     2.4   150 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.2     2.5   128      4.3     3.3   130 
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.2      .8   150*     3.0     2.8   107 
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0     1.3     0       .6     1.9    32 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     1.6     1.8    89*     2.7     2.3   117 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    104                    116 


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     3.4     3.7    92      3.7     3.4   109 
 EVENING STAR             9200     3.5     3.5   100      4.7     3.6   131 
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.5     2.2    68      1.8     2.2    82 
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     2.2    55      1.6     2.6    62 
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.2     2.5   128      4.3     3.3   130 
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.2      .8   150*     3.0     2.8   107 
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     1.6     1.8    89*     2.7     2.3   117 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    108 


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .9      .7   129      2.8     2.0   140 
 BIG GOOSE                7990      -M     1.1      *      -M     2.3      *
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     4.4     3.1   142      4.5     2.9   155 
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.6     1.9    84      3.2     2.6   123 
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     2.8     1.9   147      3.3     3.0   110 
 DOME LAKE                8880     2.7     2.3   117      3.5     2.9   121 
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.3     1.4    93      2.6     2.4   108 
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .7     1.0    70      1.8     2.1    86 
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5     1.6    94      2.7     3.0    90 
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     3.5     1.6   219      4.3     2.3   187 
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     3.3     1.7   194      4.0     2.8   143 
 TIE CREEK                6870      .5     1.0    50      2.5     2.7    93 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    127                    123 


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .5      .9    56*     2.6     2.9    90 
 COLE CANYON              5910      .3     1.0    30      2.4      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .6      .6   100*     2.1     2.8    75 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     56*                    82 


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .6     1.4    43*     3.2     3.0   107 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     4.3     2.2   195      6.9     3.3   209 
 ELK RIVER                8700     1.0     1.0   100*     4.3     2.7   159 
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     4.2     3.2   131      1.6     4.1    39 
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130     4.1     3.9   105      4.6     4.0   115 
 OLD BATTLE               9920     7.9     3.9   203      9.3     4.4   211 
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     1.6     1.3   123      5.7     1.9   300 
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .8     1.1    73*     2.5     3.0    83 
 TOWER                   10500     7.9     4.8   165*     7.1     5.0   142 
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250     4.7     2.6   181*     6.7     3.8   176 
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     2.4     1.5   160      2.2     2.4    92 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    147                    144 


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220     1.9     2.7    70*     2.8     3.1    90 
 CASPER MTN.              7850     1.4     2.2    64      3.1     2.9   107 
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     4.0     2.7   148      3.1     3.0   103 
 DEER PARK                9700     6.6     3.0   220      7.5     3.2   234 
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .9     1.4    64      2.8     2.3   122 
 RENO HILL                8500     1.2     2.1    57      2.4     2.9    83 
 ROACH                    9700     1.4     1.7    82*     3.0     2.8   107 
 SAND LAKE               10050     5.2     4.1   127      4.1     3.7   111 
 SOUTH PASS               9040     4.5     2.0   225      5.6     2.7   207 
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .2      .8    25      1.9     2.1    90 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    126 


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     1.0      .7   143*     3.9     2.3   170 
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     4.3     2.2   195      6.9     3.3   209 
 OLD BATTLE               9920     7.9     3.9   203      9.3     4.4   211 
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     1.1      .8   138*     4.9     2.8   175 
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     3.6     2.3   157*     5.5     3.6   153 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    181*                   186 


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     5.1     1.6   319      5.4     2.2   245 
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     3.6     2.4   150*     3.7     2.8   132 
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .8     1.0    80*     2.1     1.7   124 
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     3.6     1.2   300*     4.5     2.3   196 
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     2.5     1.7   147      2.9     2.2   132 
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     1.9     1.0   190*     3.5     1.9   184 
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     2.3     1.4   164*     3.5     2.3   152 
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     1.5      .9   167*     2.5     1.9   132 
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     2.4     1.1   218*     3.5     2.1   167 
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     5.0     2.2   227*     5.6     3.3   170 
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     2.6     1.9   137*     4.0     2.9   138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    191*                   161 


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     1.7      .7   243*     3.8     1.8   211 
 HEWINTA                  9500      -M     1.0      *     2.9     2.8   104 
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      -M      .6      *     3.9     2.0   195 
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.8      .6   300*     3.7     1.9   195 
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     6.0     2.2   273*     6.1     3.3   185 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     4.4     1.4   314*     5.6     2.7   207 
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     3.7     2.0   185      4.1     2.8   146 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    255*                   174 


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     2.7     1.6   169*     5.0     2.8   179 
 HAYDEN FORK              9100     3.7     1.2   308*     7.0     3.0   233 
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     4.4     1.4   314*     5.6     2.7   207 
 LILY LAKE                9050     2.6     1.2   217*     5.1     2.9   176 
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     6.2     2.1   295*     7.2     3.5   206 
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.5      .6   250*     4.0     2.4   167 
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     7.0     2.4   292*     9.0     3.4   265 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    268*                   207 

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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.