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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 MONDAY: OCTOBER 17 , 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      .2    50*     1.3     1.1   118
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .1      .2    50*     1.8     1.6   112
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .0      .2     0*      .7      .9    78
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .0      .4     0*     2.1     1.8   117
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .9      .7   129*     1.2     1.0   120
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .2      .2   100*     1.7     1.7   100
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .0      .4     0*     1.1     1.3    85
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .9     1.0    90
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .1     0*     1.3     1.2   108
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .5     0*      .5     1.4    36
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .2     0*     1.5     1.1   136
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.6     1.2   133*     2.0     1.5   133
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.9     1.4   136*     2.2     1.7   129
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .0      .6     0*     2.6     2.0   130
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     76*                   108


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     1.1     1.5    73*     1.1     1.1   100
 BLACK BEAR               8170     1.8     1.0   180*     2.6     1.9   137
 CANYON                   8090      .1      .3    33*     1.3     1.0   130
 FISHER CREEK             9100     1.2     1.2   100*     1.3     1.8    72
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .3      .6    50*     2.0     1.3   154
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .1     0*      .8      .8   100
 PARKER PEAK              9400     1.0     1.4    71*     1.5     1.2   125
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.0     1.4   143
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .2     0*     1.5     1.1   136
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.9     1.4   136*     2.2     1.7   129
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .1      .2    50*     1.4     1.2   117
 WHITE MILL               8700      .6      .9    67*     1.2     1.4    86
 WOLVERINE                7650      .1      .1   100*      .8     1.0    80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84*                   117


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .8      .4   200*     1.8      .9   200
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .6      .3   200*     2.0     1.0   200
 DEER PARK                9700      .3     1.0    30*     1.2     1.3    92
 HOBBS PARK              10100     1.2      .9   133*     2.1     1.1   191
 LITTLE WARM              9370     1.4      .5   280*     2.0      .9   222
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .1      .5    20*     1.6     1.1   145
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .2      .2   100*     1.9      .9   211
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.6     1.2   133*     2.0     1.5   133
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .2      .4    50*     2.1     1.1   191
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    119*                   170


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     1.9     1.7   112*     2.1     1.3   162
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2      .2   100*     1.9      .9   211
 BLACKWATER               9780     1.0     1.7    59*     1.4     1.4   100
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.0     1.5   133*     2.3     1.3   177
 EVENING STAR             9200      .7     1.4    50*     1.8     1.5   120
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .3     0*     2.3     1.1   209
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.3      .9   144*     1.5     1.0   150
 MARQUETTE                8760      .3     1.0    30*     2.1     1.2   175
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .7    43*     2.4     1.4   171
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.6      .4   400*     1.8      .6   300
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .7      .6   117*     1.8     1.0   180
 SHELL CREEK              9580     1.8     1.7   106      2.0     1.1   182
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.0     1.4   143
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.3     1.1   118
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .2     0*     1.7      .9   189
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M      .7      *     2.3     1.0   230
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90*                   169


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     1.0     1.7    59*     1.4     1.4   100
 EVENING STAR             9200      .7     1.4    50*     1.8     1.5   120
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.3      .9   144*     1.5     1.0   150
 MARQUETTE                8760      .3     1.0    30*     2.1     1.2   175
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.0     1.4   143
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.3     1.1   118
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M      .7      *     2.3     1.0   230
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     59*                   144


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2      .2   100*     1.9      .9   211
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .1      .4    25*     2.3     1.1   209
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.0     1.5   133*     2.3     1.3   177
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .5      .7    71*     2.2     1.2   183
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .3      .5    60*     2.5     1.4   179
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.3      .8   162*     2.4     1.3   185
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .3     0*     2.3     1.1   209
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .3      .3   100*     2.0     1.0   200
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .7    43*     2.4     1.4   171
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .7      .6   117*     1.8     1.0   180
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.5      .6   250*     2.3     1.3   177
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .1     0*     2.6     1.3   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107*                   189


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .0      .1     0*     1.1     1.4    79
 COLE CANYON              5910      .0      .1     0*     1.9      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .0      .1     0*     1.2     1.3    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0*                    85


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .1      .1   100*     2.5     1.3   192
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .3      .8    37*     3.2     1.4   229
 ELK RIVER                8700      .0      .2     0*     2.2     1.2   183
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .5     1.0    50*     2.3     1.8   128
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .1     1.6     6*     1.9     1.8   106
 OLD BATTLE               9920     1.8     1.3   138*     3.7     1.9   195
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .1      .4    25*     1.7      .8   212
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .1      .3    33*     2.1     1.4   150
 TOWER                   10500      .8     1.3    62*     3.6     2.1   171
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .9      .7   129*     3.8     1.7   224
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .7      .4   175*     1.7     1.1   155
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     67*                   174


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .2     1.1    18*      .8     1.3    62
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .3      .7    43*     1.8     1.3   138
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      .9     1.1    82*     2.0     1.3   154
 DEER PARK                9700      .3     1.0    30*     1.2     1.3    92
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .0      .4     0*     1.0     1.0   100
 RENO HILL                8500      .7      .8    87*     2.2     1.3   169
 ROACH                    9700      -M      .4      *      -M     1.2      *
 SAND LAKE               10050     1.7     1.5   113*     2.5     1.7   147
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .1      .5    20*     1.6     1.1   145
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .1      .2    50*     1.4      .9   156
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     59*                   129


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .1     0*     1.8     1.0   180
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .3      .8    37*     3.2     1.4   229
 OLD BATTLE               9920     1.8     1.3   138*     3.7     1.9   195
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .2     0*     1.7     1.2   142
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .4      .7    57*     2.4     1.5   160
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81*                   183


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .7      .5   140*     1.3     1.0   130
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .1      .6    17*      .8     1.2    67
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .1      .1   100*      .4      .7    57
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .2      .3    67*      .9     1.0    90
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .9      .7   129*     1.2     1.0   120
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .1      .1   100*      .8      .8   100
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .1      .3    33*      .4     1.0    40
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .1     0*      .7      .8    87
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .1      .2    50*      .5      .9    56
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .5     0*      .5     1.4    36
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .2      .3    67*      .8     1.2    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     68*                    75


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .1      .1   100*      .7      .8    87
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .5     0*      .8     1.3    62
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .2      .1   200*      .7      .9    78
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .1     0*      .8      .9    89
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .4      .5    80*     1.0     1.4    71
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .3    33*      .9     1.1    82
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .0      .9     0*     1.0     1.2    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     32*                    78


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .0      .6     0*      .7     1.2    58
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      .0      .5     0*      .5     1.3    38
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .3    33*      .9     1.1    82
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .5     0*      .5     1.3    38
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .2      .8    25*      .9     1.5    60
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .9     1.0    90
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0      .9     0*      .4     1.5    27
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      8*                    54

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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.