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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: NOVEMBER 16 , 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     2.8     2.1   133      6.3     4.1   154
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     2.6     2.5   104      5.8     5.6   104
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     2.5     1.7   147*     4.5     3.6   125
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     5.3     4.1   129      9.6     6.5   148
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     2.9     2.5   116      4.3     3.1   139
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850     7.0     4.0   175     10.6     6.6   161
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     4.4     3.6   122      6.6     5.0   132
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.3     1.3   100*     3.2     3.5    91
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     2.7     2.0   135      6.9     4.3   160
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.0     3.8   105      4.9     5.0    98
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.8     2.2   173      6.2     3.8   163
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.0     4.8   125      6.5     5.1   127
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.1     5.6   198      9.2     5.7   161
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     3.5     4.5    78      7.8     6.6   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    134                    135


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     6.7     4.8   140      5.4     4.1   132
 BLACK BEAR               8170    10.1     5.8   174     11.6     7.1   163
 CANYON                   8090     3.4     1.8   189      5.4     3.3   164
 FISHER CREEK             9100    10.6     5.5   193     10.3     6.6   156
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     5.1     3.5   146      8.3     4.9   169
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     1.0     1.2    83      3.4     2.8   121
 PARKER PEAK              9400     4.1     4.5    91      4.8     4.0   120
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     4.1    80      6.6     4.9   135
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.8     2.2   173      6.2     3.8   163
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.1     5.6   198      9.2     5.7   161
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     2.6     2.0   130      6.4     4.1   156
 WHITE MILL               8700     5.6     4.1   137      6.2     5.2   119
 WOLVERINE                7650     1.2     1.6    75      2.4     3.2    75
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    147                    144


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     3.0     2.3   130      4.6     3.3   139
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.3     2.2    59      3.6     3.1   116
 DEER PARK                9700     2.4     3.8    63      3.9     4.8    81
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.3     3.8    61      3.8     3.4   112
 LITTLE WARM              9370     2.5     2.3   109      4.1     3.2   128
 SOUTH PASS               9040     2.1     3.2    66      3.8     4.1    93
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .2     1.9    11      2.5     2.6    96
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.0     4.8   125      6.5     5.1   127
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      -M     2.1      *      -M     3.4      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                    111


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     3.0     4.6    65      2.6     3.9    67
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2     1.1    18      2.6     2.6   100
 BLACKWATER               9780     6.6     5.3   125      5.7     5.0   114
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     3.6     4.2    86      3.5     3.8    92
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.5     5.4   102      7.8     5.5   142
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .4     2.0    20      3.1     2.9   107
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.2     3.1   135      4.5     3.0   150
 MARQUETTE                8760      .7     2.9    24      3.0     3.2    94
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.1     2.6    42      3.1     3.8    82
 OWL CREEK                8975      .4     1.5    27      2.2     1.7   129
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4     2.4    58      2.9     3.0    97
 SHELL CREEK              9580     2.9     4.0    72      3.2     3.3    97
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     4.1    80      6.6     4.9   135
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.6     1.8    89      5.3     4.4   120
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .4     1.9    21      2.7     2.4   113
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     4.1     2.9   141      6.8     3.5   194
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                    115


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     6.6     5.3   125      5.7     5.0   114
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.5     5.4   102      7.8     5.5   142
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.2     3.1   135      4.5     3.0   150
 MARQUETTE                8760      .7     2.9    24      3.0     3.2    94
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.3     4.1    80      6.6     4.9   135
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.6     1.8    89      5.3     4.4   120
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     4.1     2.9   141      6.8     3.5   194
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    102                    135


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2     1.1    18      2.6     2.6   100
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .7     1.6    44      2.8     2.6   108
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     3.6     4.2    86      3.5     3.8    92
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.7     2.8    61      3.5     3.2   109
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     2.4     2.8    86      3.8     3.8   100
 DOME LAKE                8880     2.3     3.3    70      3.6     3.8    95
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .4     2.0    20      3.1     2.9   107
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .6     1.3    46      2.5     2.5   100
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.1     2.6    42      3.1     3.8    82
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4     2.4    58      2.9     3.0    97
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.1     2.4    46      3.5     3.5   100
 TIE CREEK                6870      .5     1.2    42      3.6     3.2   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     58                     99


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .4     1.5    27      2.1     3.6    58
 COLE CANYON              5910      .1     1.4     7      2.2      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .8     1.0    80      1.9     3.2    59
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     33                     59


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     4.1     2.8   146      7.6     4.5   169
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     1.7     3.3    52      5.6     4.5   124
 ELK RIVER                8700     1.5     1.7    88*     4.7     3.8   124
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     5.0     4.6   109      7.2     5.6   129
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130     5.5     5.5   100      6.9     5.5   125
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.3     5.9   107      8.4     6.5   129
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     1.0     2.0    50      3.9     2.6   150
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     1.3     1.8    72      4.2     4.0   105
 TOWER                   10500     7.8     8.0    98     10.8     7.3   148
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M     4.2      *      -M     5.5      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     2.3     2.5    92      4.3     3.2   134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    134


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220     4.2     3.9   108      3.7     4.4    84
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .5     3.2    16      4.1     3.9   105
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     3.9     3.7   105      5.7     4.0   142
 DEER PARK                9700     2.4     3.8    63      3.9     4.8    81
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .5     2.1    24      2.0     3.1    65
 RENO HILL                8500     1.8     3.0    60      3.5     3.8    92
 ROACH                    9700     3.1     2.7   115      5.4     3.8   142
 SAND LAKE               10050     7.3     6.2   118      7.7     5.2   148
 SOUTH PASS               9040     2.1     3.2    66      3.8     4.1    93
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .6     1.5    40      2.5     2.8    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                    106


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     1.1     1.2    92      4.1     3.2   128
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     1.7     3.3    52      5.6     4.5   124
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.3     5.9   107      8.4     6.5   129
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     1.1     1.4    79*     5.0     4.0   125
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     3.0     3.8    79      6.4     5.4   119
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                    125


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     1.6     2.5    64      2.7     3.1    87
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     4.1     4.1   100      4.3     4.3   100
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     1.2     1.8    67      2.2     2.5    88
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     1.8     2.1    86      2.9     3.2    91
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     2.9     2.5   116      4.3     3.1   139
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     1.7     1.8    94      3.4     2.8   121
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     2.5     2.4   104      3.3     3.4    97
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     1.3     1.6    81      2.1     2.7    78
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     2.4     2.0   120      3.0     3.1    97
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.0     3.8   105      4.9     5.0    98
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     4.2     3.5   120      5.8     4.4   132
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    103


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     1.0     1.3    77      2.5     2.5   100
 HEWINTA                  9500     1.4     1.4   100      3.9     3.7   105
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .0      .9     0      2.2     2.5    88
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .7     1.0    70      2.8     2.4   117
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     4.4     3.9   113      4.6     4.8    96
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.0     2.4    83      3.6     4.0    90
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     2.3     2.8    82      4.0     3.8   105
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                    100


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     1.8     2.5    72      3.5     4.0    88
 HAYDEN FORK              9100     2.3     1.9   121      4.4     4.3   102
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.0     2.4    83      3.6     4.0    90
 LILY LAKE                9050     1.9     1.9   100      3.1     4.1    76
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     3.2     3.1   103      5.1     5.1   100
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.3     1.3   100*     3.2     3.5    91
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     3.8     3.6   106      4.8     4.8   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                     93

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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.