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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: MARCH 20 , 2005
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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    11.3    17.5    65     14.0    20.5    68
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    16.0    22.2    72     18.2    25.9    70
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.4    18.1    63     14.3    19.1    75
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    21.8    33.8    64     22.5    34.3    66
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.5    13.3    71      9.5    12.1    79
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    20.2    33.7    60     20.7    35.0    59
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    20.3    27.3    74     20.2    27.5    73
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.0    13.8    80     14.4    17.8    81
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    10.7    18.6    58     13.1    21.3    62
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    25.1    86     20.3    25.1    81
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.7    17.9    65     11.5    17.9    64
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.1    23.4    65     15.2    23.3    65
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    20.8    26.4    79     17.0    26.2    65
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    22.1    28.8    77     24.9    30.4    82
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     70                     70


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    13.9    22.4    62     12.6    19.1    66
 BLACK BEAR               8170    29.1    37.4    78     26.8    38.0    71
 CANYON                   8090     8.4    13.1    64      9.9    14.6    68
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.4    33.2    67     20.8    34.4    60
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    16.5    23.9    69     18.0    25.2    71
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.5    10.8    51      6.8    12.0    57
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.9    20.5    68     11.6    15.4    75
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.2    21.2    62     14.8    19.9    74
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.7    17.9    65     11.5    17.9    64
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    20.8    26.4    79     17.0    26.2    65
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    11.5    16.3    71     14.3    19.7    73
 WHITE MILL               8700    15.0    23.0    65     14.1    25.5    55
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.2    11.4    63      6.9    12.2    57
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     68                     66


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     8.8    13.9    63      9.2    15.4    60
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     6.8     8.3    82      7.4     9.8    76
 DEER PARK                9700    20.5    15.8   130     22.7    20.4   111
 HOBBS PARK              10100    13.3    13.7    97     11.9    11.7   102
 LITTLE WARM              9370     7.3    11.0    66      8.1    12.5    65
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.3    15.8   116     18.6    17.2   108
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     6.4     6.8    94      7.6     8.2    93
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.1    23.4    65     15.2    23.3    65
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     9.3     8.0   116     12.2    10.6   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                     87


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    14.7    18.3    80     13.6    16.2    84
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.1     5.0    82      6.4     7.6    84
 BLACKWATER               9780    13.1    23.1    57     12.2    19.3    63
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.0    15.0    87     12.9    13.5    96
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.8    28.1    56     17.5    24.1    73
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.9     8.6    69      7.4     9.0    82
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.9    10.5    56      7.0    10.5    67
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.8     8.0    48      5.6     8.9    63
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.7    10.6    63      6.5    11.3    58
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.3     5.0    66      3.4     5.3    64
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.1    10.1   100     11.2    11.5    97
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.4    13.6    91     10.8    12.4    87
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.2    21.2    62     14.8    19.9    74
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.1    12.4    65     10.7    16.9    63
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.4     5.2    46      3.1     6.6    47
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.7    16.2    60      9.6    15.3    63
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     67                     73


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    13.1    23.1    57     12.2    19.3    63
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.8    28.1    56     17.5    24.1    73
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.9    10.5    56      7.0    10.5    67
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.8     8.0    48      5.6     8.9    63
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.2    21.2    62     14.8    19.9    74
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.1    12.4    65     10.7    16.9    63
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.7    16.2    60      9.6    15.3    63
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     58                     67


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.1     5.0    82      6.4     7.6    84
 BIG GOOSE                7990     7.1     9.3    76      8.2     7.8   105
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.0    15.0    87     12.9    13.5    96
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.6    10.5    82      9.6    11.2    86
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    12.7    12.0   106     10.4    11.7    89
 DOME LAKE                8880     9.7    11.1    87     10.4    12.0    87
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.9     8.6    69      7.4     9.0    82
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     5.4     6.0    90      6.7     7.5    89
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.7    10.6    63      6.5    11.3    58
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.1    10.1   100     11.2    11.5    97
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.7    10.6   101     12.1    12.4    98
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.2     5.9    37      7.6     9.1    84
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                     88


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     5.0     8.4    60      7.1    10.4    68
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.9     5.8    50      5.4      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.7     7.7    48      5.8     8.2    71
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     53                     69


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    17.7    24.2    73     19.1    23.6    81
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    18.2    18.4    99     20.8    19.3   108
 ELK RIVER                8700    19.3    18.3   105     18.8    18.3   103
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    16.8    19.7    85     17.5    23.1    76
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    21.5    26.7    81     20.4    23.0    89
 OLD BATTLE               9920    30.5    30.1   101     32.2    32.4    99
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    13.9    10.7   130     14.7    11.2   131
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     9.5    12.1    79     11.1    15.2    73
 TOWER                   10500    33.0    42.6    77     31.7    36.0    88
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    21.7    24.9    87     24.6    25.0    98
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    12.2    11.0   111     11.4    11.9    96
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     93


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    15.9    21.9    73     15.1    20.3    74
 CASPER MTN.              7850     9.1    13.1    69     10.2    13.1    78
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    13.7    15.0    91     11.5    15.6    74
 DEER PARK                9700    20.5    15.8   130     22.7    20.4   111
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     6.3    10.3    61      8.5    11.6    73
 RENO HILL                8500     8.3    12.7    65      9.0    13.6    66
 ROACH                    9700    12.9    15.9    81     15.3    17.2    89
 SAND LAKE               10050    20.3    29.9    68     18.8    22.3    84
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.3    15.8   116     18.6    17.2   108
 WINDY PEAK               7900     5.6     7.5    75      7.5     9.8    77
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                     85


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.1    11.1   118     13.0    14.5    90
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    18.2    18.4    99     20.8    19.3   108
 OLD BATTLE               9920    30.5    30.1   101     32.2    32.4    99
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    11.7    14.4    81     17.1    17.6    97
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    24.1    28.2    85     22.6    26.7    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     95                     96


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    14.2    13.7   104     13.6    12.6   108
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    17.3    26.5    65     14.6    21.2    69
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.6    12.5    61      8.5    11.4    75
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    10.1    12.7    80     11.3    12.4    91
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.5    13.3    71      9.5    12.1    79
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     9.7    14.1    69     11.3    13.8    82
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    12.6    16.6    76     13.0    16.5    79
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.2    10.7    86      8.5    10.7    79
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    12.5    13.9    90     12.9    15.3    84
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    25.1    86     20.3    25.1    81
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    17.5    23.7    74     18.2    23.4    78
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                     81


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    10.1    12.1    83     11.4    11.6    98
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.0    10.9    92     10.8    13.5    80
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     7.9     6.9   114      9.9     7.3   136
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.0     6.6    91      9.1     6.8   134
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    24.5    26.0    94     21.0    23.9    88
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.7    16.0    92     16.5    19.3    85
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.2    14.7    90     13.7    15.0    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                     95


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    18.8    19.7    95     20.2    18.2   111
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    16.7    15.4   108     21.4    19.6   109
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.7    16.0    92     16.5    19.3    85
 LILY LAKE                9050    14.5    12.4   117     15.6    16.3    96
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    25.9    28.3    92     25.5    23.9   107
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.0    13.8    80     14.4    17.8    81
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    26.7    23.7   113     27.2    23.4   116
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    102

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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.