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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 SATURDAY: OCTOBER 22 , 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      .0      .3     0*     1.3     1.4    93
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .0      .5     0*     1.9     2.1    90
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .0      .3     0*      .6     1.2    50
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .0      .8     0*     2.1     2.4    88
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .5      .9    56*     1.2     1.3    92
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .0      .6     0*     1.7     2.2    77
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .0      .7     0*     1.1     1.7    65
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .2     0*      .9     1.4    64
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .2     0*     1.3     1.6    81
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .8     0*      .6     1.8    33
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .4     0*     1.4     1.4   100
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.2     1.7    71*     1.9     2.0    95
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     2.3     2.0   115*     2.2     2.2   100
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .1     1.0    10*     2.8     2.6   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     39*                    83


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     1.4     1.9    74*     1.0     1.5    67
 BLACK BEAR               8170     1.6     1.7    94*     2.6     2.4   108
 CANYON                   8090      .1      .4    25*     1.3     1.3   100
 FISHER CREEK             9100     1.1     1.7    65*     1.2     2.3    52
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .1      .9    11*     1.9     1.8   106
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .2     0*      .7     1.1    64
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .1     1.8     6*     1.4     1.6    87
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7*     2.0     1.8   111
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .4     0*     1.4     1.4   100
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     2.3     2.0   115*     2.2     2.2   100
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .0      .4     0*     1.2     1.6    75
 WHITE MILL               8700      .1     1.3     8*     1.1     1.9    58
 WOLVERINE                7650      .1      .3    33*      .7     1.3    54
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     49*                    84


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .3      .6    50*     1.5     1.2   125
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .0      .6     0*     2.0     1.4   143
 DEER PARK                9700      .1     1.6     6*     1.2     1.8    67
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .7     1.4    50*     2.0     1.5   133
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .7      .7   100*     1.9     1.2   158
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .9     0*     1.6     1.5   107
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .1      .4    25*     1.9     1.2   158
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.2     1.7    71*     1.9     2.0    95
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .1      .6    17*     2.1     1.5   140
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     38*                   121


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     2.0     2.0   100*     2.0     1.7   118
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .4    25*     1.9     1.2   158
 BLACKWATER               9780     1.0     2.2    45*     1.4     1.9    74
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.9     1.9   100      2.2     1.8   122
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3     1.9    16*     1.7     2.0    85
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .6     0*     2.3     1.5   153
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.5     1.3   115*     1.4     1.3   108
 MARQUETTE                8760      .1     1.4     7      2.0     1.6   125
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .9    33*     2.2     1.8   122
 OWL CREEK                8975      .6      .5   120*     1.6      .8   200
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .8    37*     1.6     1.4   114
 SHELL CREEK              9580     1.8     2.1    86      2.1     1.4   150
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7*     2.0     1.8   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .3    67*     1.3     1.5    87
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .5     0*     1.8     1.2   150
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M      .9      *     2.2     1.3   169
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     56*                   123


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     1.0     2.2    45*     1.4     1.9    74
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3     1.9    16*     1.7     2.0    85
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.5     1.3   115*     1.4     1.3   108
 MARQUETTE                8760      .1     1.4     7      2.0     1.6   125
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7*     2.0     1.8   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .3    67*     1.3     1.5    87
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M      .9      *     2.2     1.3   169
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     38*                   105


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .4    25*     1.9     1.2   158
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .0      .5     0*     2.1     1.5   140
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.9     1.9   100      2.2     1.8   122
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .1     1.0    10*     2.1     1.6   131
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .2      .9    22*     2.3     1.8   128
 DOME LAKE                8880      .7     1.2    58*     2.4     1.8   133
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .6     0*     2.3     1.5   153
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .3      .5    60*     1.9     1.3   146
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .9    33*     2.2     1.8   122
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .8    37*     1.6     1.4   114
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .4      .9    44*     2.3     1.7   135
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .4     0*     2.6     1.8   144
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     43*                   135


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .0      .2     0*     1.1     1.8    61
 COLE CANYON              5910      .0      .4     0*     1.6      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .0      .3     0*     1.2     1.8    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0*                    64


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .0      .4     0*     2.6     1.7   153
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .0     1.2     0*     3.3     1.9   174
 ELK RIVER                8700      .0      .3     0*     2.4     1.6   150
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0     1.6     0*     2.8     2.4   117
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .0     2.2     0*     2.1     2.4    88
 OLD BATTLE               9920     1.6     2.0    80*     3.9     2.5   156
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .0      .6     0*     1.9     1.1   173
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .4     0*     2.0     1.8   111
 TOWER                   10500      .1     2.1     5*     4.1     2.8   146
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .1     1.1     9*     4.1     2.2   186
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     1.0      .7   143*     1.7     1.4   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     22*                   142


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .2     1.5    13*     1.1     1.8    61
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .0     1.1     0*     2.0     1.8   111
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     1.5     1.5   100*     2.7     1.8   150
 DEER PARK                9700      .1     1.6     6*     1.2     1.8    67
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .0      .6     0*      .7     1.4    50
 RENO HILL                8500      .1     1.2     8*     2.1     1.8   117
 ROACH                    9700      -M      .7      *      -M     1.6      *
 SAND LAKE               10050     1.6     2.2    73*     2.7     2.2   123
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .9     0*     1.6     1.5   107
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .0      .3     0*     1.5     1.2   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     32*                   102


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .2     0*     1.7     1.4   121
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .0     1.2     0*     3.3     1.9   174
 OLD BATTLE               9920     1.6     2.0    80*     3.9     2.5   156
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .3     0*     2.2     1.6   138
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .4     1.0    40*     2.5     2.0   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     43*                   145


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .1      .8    12*     1.2     1.3    92
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .0     1.0     0*      .8     1.6    50
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .1      .3    33*      .5      .9    56
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .1      .5    20*      .9     1.4    64
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .5      .9    56*     1.2     1.3    92
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .0      .3     0*      .8     1.1    73
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .5     0*      .3     1.3    23
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .2     0*      .6     1.1    55
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .0      .4     0*      .4     1.2    33
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .8     0*      .6     1.8    33
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .0      .7     0*      .8     1.6    50
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     12*                    55


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .2     0*      .7     1.0    70
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .6     0*      .9     1.7    53
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .0      .2     0*      .7     1.2    58
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      -M      .2      *      .8     1.2    67
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .9     0*     1.0     1.8    56
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .5     0*      .9     1.5    60
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      -M     1.2      *     1.0     1.6    62
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0*                    60


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .0      .8     0*      .7     1.6    44
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      .0      .6     0*      .5     1.7    29
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .5     0*      .9     1.5    60
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .6     0*      .6     1.7    35
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .0     1.1     0*      .9     2.0    45
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .2     0*      .9     1.4    64
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0     1.3     0*      .5     2.0    25
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0*                    42

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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.