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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: OCTOBER 6 , 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      .1      .0      *     1.3      .3   433
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .8      .0      *     1.6      .5   320
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .0      .0   100*      .6      .3   200
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .8      .1   800*     1.7      .6   283
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .6      .2   300*     1.1      .3   367
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .6      .0      *     1.4      .5   280
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .3      .1   300*     1.0      .4   250
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .2      .0      *      .7      .3   233
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .0   100*     1.2      .4   300
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .3      .1   300*      .7      .4   175
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .3      .0      *     1.1      .3   367
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.4      .4   350*     1.8      .5   360
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.6      .4   400*     1.9      .5   380
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     1.5      .1  1500*     2.3      .6   383
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    464*                   312


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      -M      .7      *      -M      .4      *
 BLACK BEAR               8170      -M      .5      *      -M      .6      *
 CANYON                   8090      .7      .1   700*      .9      .3   300
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .9      .5   180*      .7      .5   140
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .9      .3   300*     1.4      .4   350
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .0   100*      .6      .3   200
 PARKER PEAK              9400     1.0      .8   125*     1.0      .4   250
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .9      .6   150*     1.5      .4   375
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .3      .0      *     1.1      .3   367
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.6      .4   400*     1.9      .5   380
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .5      .1   500*      .9      .4   225
 WHITE MILL               8700      .8      .4   200*      .8      .5   160
 WOLVERINE                7650      .0      .0   100*      .5      .3   167
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    228*                   263


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.1      .2   550*     1.3      .3   433
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      -M      .2      *      -M      .3      *
 DEER PARK                9700      .8      .5   160*     1.0      .4   250
 HOBBS PARK              10100     1.0      .4   250*     1.7      .4   425
 LITTLE WARM              9370     1.5      .3   500*     1.6      .3   533
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .7      .2   350*     1.3      .4   325
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .7      .1   700*     1.6      .3   533
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.4      .4   350*     1.8      .5   360
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .8      .1   800*     1.7      .4   425
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    364*                   400


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     1.6      .9   178*     1.3      .4   325
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .8      .1   800*     1.7      .3   567
 BLACKWATER               9780      .6      .9    67*     1.1      .5   220
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.5      .8   188*     1.3      .4   325
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.0      .7   143*     1.3      .5   260
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.0      .1  1000*     1.9      .4   475
 KIRWIN                   9550      .9      .5   180*     1.0      .3   333
 MARQUETTE                8760      .7      .6   117*     1.4      .4   350
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5      .3   500*     1.9      .4   475
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.7      .2   850*     1.4      .2   700
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.0      .4   250*     1.0      .3   333
 SHELL CREEK              9580     1.3     1.0   130*     1.7      .3   567
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .9      .6   150*     1.5      .4   375
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .4      .0      *     1.2      .4   300
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .4      .0      *     1.4      .3   467
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .0      .3     0*     2.1      .3   700
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    196*                   400


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .6      .9    67*     1.1      .5   220
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.0      .7   143*     1.3      .5   260
 KIRWIN                   9550      .9      .5   180*     1.0      .3   333
 MARQUETTE                8760      .7      .6   117*     1.4      .4   350
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .9      .6   150*     1.5      .4   375
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .4      .0      *     1.2      .4   300
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .0      .3     0*     2.1      .3   700
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114*                   343


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .8      .1   800*     1.7      .3   567
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .8      .1   800*     1.3      .4   325
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.5      .8   188*     1.3      .4   325
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.0      .4   250*     1.5      .4   375
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     1.0      .2   500*     1.6      .4   400
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.2      .4   300*     1.9      .4   475
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.0      .1  1000*     1.9      .4   475
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.2      .1  1200*     1.5      .3   500
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5      .3   500*     1.9      .4   475
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.0      .4   250*     1.0      .3   333
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.6      .3   533*     1.5      .4   375
 TIE CREEK                6870      .8      .0      *     2.2      .4   550
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    394*                   429


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .0      .0   100*      .8      .4   200
 COLE CANYON              5910      .9      .0      *      .9      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .2      .0      *      .9      .4   225
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                   212


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .0      .0   100*      .8      .4   200
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .2      .3    67*     1.1      .5   220
 ELK RIVER                8700      -M      .0      *     1.1      .4   275
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0      .4     0*      .7      .6   117
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .4      .6    67*     1.0      .6   167
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .6      .5   120*      -M      .6      *
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .1      .1   100*      .6      .3   200
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .1     0*      .9      .4   225
 TOWER                   10500     1.0      .4   250*      -M      .7      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M      .2      *      -M      .5      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .0      .1     0*      .4      .3   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92*                   189


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .2      .4    50*      .4      .4   100
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .0      .2     0*      .0      .4     0
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      .0      .4     0*      .6      .4   150
 DEER PARK                9700      .8      .5   160*     1.0      .4   250
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .0      .1     0*      .0      .3     0
 RENO HILL                8500      .1      .2    50*      .4      .4   100
 ROACH                    9700      -M      .1      *      -M      .4      *
 SAND LAKE               10050      .5      .7    71*     1.0      .5   200
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .7      .2   350*     1.3      .4   325
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .0      .0   100*      .9      .3   300
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85*                   160


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .0   100*      .6      .3   200
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .2      .3    67*     1.1      .5   220
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .6      .5   120*      -M      .6      *
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .0   100*      .9      .4   225
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .3      .2   150*     1.0      .5   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110*                   212


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .2      .1   200*      .6      .3   200
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .5      .1   500*      .7      .4   175
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .1      .0      *      .3      .2   150
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .4      .1   400*      .5      .3   167
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .6      .2   300*     1.1      .3   367
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .4      .0      *      .7      .3   233
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .1     0*      .4      .3   133
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .1      .0      *      .4      .3   133
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .1      .0      *      .4      .3   133
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .3      .1   300*      .7      .4   175
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .1      .1   100*      .7      .4   175
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    263*                   186


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .1      .0      *      .6      .2   300
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .1     0*      .6      .4   150
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .2      .0      *      .4      .3   133
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      -M      .0      *      .5      .3   167
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .7      .1   700*      .8      .4   200
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .3      .1   300*      .7      .4   175
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .2      .5    40*      .7      .4   175
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    150*                   179


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .1      .3    33*      .7      .4   175
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      .0      .2     0*      .3      .4    75
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .3      .1   300*      .7      .4   175
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .2     0*      .4      .4   100
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .4      .4   100*      .6      .5   120
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .2      .0      *      .7      .3   233
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0      .5     0*      .4      .5    80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     47*                   131

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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.