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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 WEDNESDAY: MARCH 23 , 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    11.6    17.7    66     14.2    20.8    68
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    17.0    22.7    75     19.2    26.4    73
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.8    18.2    65     14.6    19.3    76
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    22.4    34.4    65     23.1    34.8    66
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.7    13.6    71      9.7    12.4    78
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    21.0    34.2    61     21.2    35.5    60
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    20.9    27.8    75     20.8    28.0    74
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.7    14.0    84     15.1    18.1    83
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    11.0    18.7    59     13.3    21.6    62
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.1    25.6    86     21.0    25.6    82
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.9    18.2    65     11.7    18.2    64
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.4    23.9    64     15.5    23.7    65
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    21.3    26.9    79     17.3    26.7    65
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    23.3    29.2    80     26.2    31.0    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     71                     71


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    14.3    22.7    63     12.9    19.4    66
 BLACK BEAR               8170    30.3    38.0    80       -M    38.7      *
 CANYON                   8090     8.5    13.3    64     10.0    14.8    68
 FISHER CREEK             9100    23.4    33.8    69       -M    35.0      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    17.2    24.3    71     18.7    25.6    73
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.8    10.9    53      7.1    12.2    58
 PARKER PEAK              9400    14.3    20.8    69     11.9    15.6    76
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.6    21.6    63     15.2    20.2    75
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.9    18.2    65     11.7    18.2    64
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    21.3    26.9    79     17.3    26.7    65
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    12.0    16.6    72     14.6    20.1    73
 WHITE MILL               8700    15.9    23.4    68     14.9    26.0    57
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.3    11.4    64      7.1    12.4    57
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     69                     67


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     8.8    14.1    62      9.2    15.6    59
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     6.9     8.5    81      7.4    10.0    74
 DEER PARK                9700    20.7    16.1   129     22.6    20.9   108
 HOBBS PARK              10100    13.3    14.0    95     11.9    12.0    99
 LITTLE WARM              9370     7.4    11.3    65      8.2    12.7    65
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.4    16.0   115     18.7    17.6   106
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     6.5     7.0    93      7.6     8.3    92
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.4    23.9    64     15.5    23.7    65
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     9.3     8.2   113     12.2    10.9   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     86


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    15.1    18.7    81     13.9    16.5    84
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.5     5.0    90      6.7     7.7    87
 BLACKWATER               9780    13.2    23.5    56     12.3    19.7    62
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.5    15.3    88     13.4    13.8    97
 EVENING STAR             9200    16.3    28.6    57     18.0    24.4    74
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.3     8.8    72      7.6     9.1    84
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.1    10.8    56      7.1    10.7    66
 MARQUETTE                8760     4.1     8.3    49      5.8     9.1    64
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.4    10.9    68      6.9    11.6    59
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.7     5.1    73      3.6     5.5    65
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.4    10.3   101     11.5    11.7    98
 SHELL CREEK              9580    13.2    13.9    95     11.6    12.6    92
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.6    21.6    63     15.2    20.2    75
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.3    12.5    66     10.8    17.2    63
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.5     5.3    47      3.2     6.8    47
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.9    16.5    60      9.7    15.5    63
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     69                     74


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    13.2    23.5    56     12.3    19.7    62
 EVENING STAR             9200    16.3    28.6    57     18.0    24.4    74
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.1    10.8    56      7.1    10.7    66
 MARQUETTE                8760     4.1     8.3    49      5.8     9.1    64
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.6    21.6    63     15.2    20.2    75
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.3    12.5    66     10.8    17.2    63
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.9    16.5    60      9.7    15.5    63
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     59                     68


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.5     5.0    90      6.7     7.7    87
 BIG GOOSE                7990     7.6     9.6    79      8.8     8.0   110
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.5    15.3    88     13.4    13.8    97
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.9    10.8    82      9.9    11.4    87
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.4    12.4   108     11.0    12.0    92
 DOME LAKE                8880    10.4    11.5    90     11.1    12.3    90
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.3     8.8    72      7.6     9.1    84
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     6.3     6.1   103      7.4     7.6    97
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.4    10.9    68      6.9    11.6    59
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.4    10.3   101     11.5    11.7    98
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    11.3    10.9   104     12.6    12.7    99
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.3     5.9    39      7.8     9.3    84
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     90


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     5.0     8.5    59      7.1    10.6    67
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.9     5.9    49      5.5      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.8     7.9    48      5.9     8.3    71
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     52                     69


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    18.8    24.4    77     20.1    24.0    84
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    19.0    18.8   101     21.4    19.7   109
 ELK RIVER                8700    20.5    18.6   110     19.3    18.7   103
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    18.3    20.2    91     18.9    23.5    80
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    23.3    27.4    85     22.1    23.5    94
 OLD BATTLE               9920    31.5    30.7   103     33.0    33.0   100
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    14.3    10.9   131     15.1    11.5   131
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    11.6    12.4    94     12.6    15.5    81
 TOWER                   10500    35.1    43.4    81     33.3    36.7    91
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    22.4    25.3    89     25.2    25.4    99
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    12.6    11.3   112     11.9    12.2    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                     96


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    16.6    22.4    74     15.7    20.8    75
 CASPER MTN.              7850      -M    13.5      *      -M    13.4      *
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    15.0    15.3    98     12.8    15.9    81
 DEER PARK                9700    20.7    16.1   129     22.6    20.9   108
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     6.6    10.5    63      8.7    11.8    74
 RENO HILL                8500     9.0    13.1    69      9.6    14.0    69
 ROACH                    9700    13.4    16.2    83     15.7    17.6    89
 SAND LAKE               10050    21.6    30.6    71     20.0    22.8    88
 SOUTH PASS               9040    18.4    16.0   115     18.7    17.6   106
 WINDY PEAK               7900     6.2     7.6    82      7.6    10.0    76
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     87


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.0    11.1   117     13.8    14.9    93
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    19.0    18.8   101     21.4    19.7   109
 OLD BATTLE               9920    31.5    30.7   103     33.0    33.0   100
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    12.7    14.5    88     17.8    17.9    99
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    25.1    28.8    87     23.9    27.2    88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     98


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    14.4    14.0   103     13.8    12.9   107
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    17.8    26.9    66     14.9    21.5    69
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.7    12.7    61      8.8    11.6    76
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    10.8    12.9    84     11.9    12.7    94
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.7    13.6    71      9.7    12.4    78
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    10.5    14.2    74     11.6    14.1    82
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    13.0    16.8    77     13.4    16.8    80
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.6    10.9    88      8.6    10.9    79
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    12.7    14.1    90     13.2    15.5    85
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.1    25.6    86     21.0    25.6    82
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    18.0    24.1    75     18.6    23.8    78
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     82


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    11.1    12.1    92     11.9    11.7   102
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.2    11.2    91     11.1    13.8    80
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     8.4     7.1   118     10.1     7.5   135
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.2     6.8    91      9.3     7.0   133
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    25.7    26.6    97     22.0    24.4    90
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.7    16.3    96     17.4    19.6    89
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.7    15.0    91     14.1    15.3    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                     97


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    19.0    20.1    95     20.4    18.5   110
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    17.7    15.7   113     22.1    20.0   110
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.7    16.3    96     17.4    19.6    89
 LILY LAKE                9050    14.9    12.7   117     15.8    16.6    95
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    26.7    28.8    93     26.1    24.4   107
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.7    14.0    84     15.1    18.1    83
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    27.9    24.1   116     27.7    23.8   116
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    103

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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.