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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 FRIDAY: NOVEMBER 18 , 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     2.9     2.4   121      6.4     4.4   145
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     2.7     2.8    96      6.0     5.9   102
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     2.5     1.9   132      4.6     3.8   121
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     5.5     4.6   120      9.7     7.0   139
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     3.0     2.7   111      4.4     3.3   133
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850     7.0     4.5   156     10.5     7.0   150
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     4.7     4.0   118      6.9     5.3   130
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.3     1.5    87      3.3     3.7    89
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     2.7     2.3   117      7.0     4.6   152
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.2     4.2   100      5.1     5.3    96
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.9     2.5   156      6.2     4.0   155
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.4     5.0   128      6.9     5.4   128
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.3     5.9   192      9.5     6.0   158
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     3.7     4.9    76      8.0     7.0   114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    130


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     6.8     5.1   133      5.5     4.3   128
 BLACK BEAR               8170    10.2     6.3   162     11.8     7.5   157
 CANYON                   8090     3.5     2.0   175      5.5     3.5   157
 FISHER CREEK             9100    10.9     6.0   182     10.9     7.0   156
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     5.2     3.8   137      8.5     5.2   163
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     1.1     1.4    79      3.6     3.0   120
 PARKER PEAK              9400     4.4     4.8    92      5.2     4.2   124
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.6     4.4    82      6.9     5.2   133
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.9     2.5   156      6.2     4.0   155
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.3     5.9   192      9.5     6.0   158
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     2.7     2.3   117      6.5     4.3   151
 WHITE MILL               8700     5.7     4.4   130      6.3     5.6   112
 WOLVERINE                7650     1.3     1.8    72      2.5     3.4    74
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    139                    141


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     3.2     2.5   128      4.7     3.5   134
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.3     2.3    57      3.6     3.2   112
 DEER PARK                9700     2.6     3.8    68      3.9     5.2    75
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.4     4.0    60      3.9     3.6   108
 LITTLE WARM              9370     2.4     2.4   100      4.1     3.4   121
 SOUTH PASS               9040     2.2     3.4    65      3.8     4.4    86
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .4     2.0    20      2.6     2.8    93
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.4     5.0   128      6.9     5.4   128
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     1.1     2.2    50      3.9     3.5   111
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     80                    107


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     3.3     4.8    69      3.0     4.1    73
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .5     1.2    42      2.7     2.7   100
 BLACKWATER               9780     6.8     5.6   121      5.8     5.3   109
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     3.8     4.3    88      3.8     3.9    97
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.7     5.8    98      8.0     5.9   136
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .6     2.1    29      3.2     3.0   107
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.3     3.2   134      4.5     3.1   145
 MARQUETTE                8760      .9     3.0    30      3.1     3.4    91
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.4     2.7    52      3.3     3.9    85
 OWL CREEK                8975      .5     1.6    31      2.5     1.8   139
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.5     2.5    60      3.1     3.2    97
 SHELL CREEK              9580     3.0     4.1    73      3.3     3.5    94
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.6     4.4    82      6.9     5.2   133
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.8     2.0    90      5.5     4.7   117
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .5     2.0    25      2.7     2.4   113
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     3.2      *     6.8     3.8   179
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     77                    114


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     6.8     5.6   121      5.8     5.3   109
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.7     5.8    98      8.0     5.9   136
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.3     3.2   134      4.5     3.1   145
 MARQUETTE                8760      .9     3.0    30      3.1     3.4    91
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.6     4.4    82      6.9     5.2   133
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.8     2.0    90      5.5     4.7   117
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     3.2      *     6.8     3.8   179
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    129


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .5     1.2    42      2.7     2.7   100
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .9     1.6    56      3.0     2.7   111
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     3.8     4.3    88      3.8     3.9    97
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     2.1     2.8    75      3.7     3.4   109
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     2.6     2.9    90      4.2     3.9   108
 DOME LAKE                8880     2.6     3.4    76      3.7     3.9    95
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .6     2.1    29      3.2     3.0   107
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .7     1.4    50      2.6     2.6   100
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.4     2.7    52      3.3     3.9    85
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.5     2.5    60      3.1     3.2    97
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.5     2.5    60      3.9     3.6   108
 TIE CREEK                6870      .7     1.2    58      3.9     3.2   122
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     66                    103


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .6     1.6    37      2.3     3.7    62
 COLE CANYON              5910      .5     1.5    33      2.4      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .9     1.1    82      2.1     3.3    64
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     48                     63


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     4.4     3.0   147      8.1     4.7   172
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     2.1     3.6    58      6.2     4.7   132
 ELK RIVER                8700     1.6     1.9    84*     5.1     3.9   131
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     5.4     4.8   113      7.9     5.9   134
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130     6.7     5.8   116      8.1     5.8   140
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.8     6.3   108      9.0     6.9   130
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     1.2     2.1    57      4.1     2.7   152
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     2.1     1.9   111      5.3     4.1   129
 TOWER                   10500     8.6     8.6   100     11.8     7.8   151
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250     3.9     4.5    87      8.5     5.8   147
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     2.4     2.6    92      4.4     3.4   129
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    141


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220     4.6     4.2   110      3.8     4.6    83
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .9     3.4    26      4.4     4.1   107
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     4.1     3.9   105      6.0     4.1   146
 DEER PARK                9700     2.6     3.8    68      3.9     5.2    75
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .7     2.2    32      2.1     3.3    64
 RENO HILL                8500     2.0     3.2    62      3.9     4.0    98
 ROACH                    9700     3.6     2.9   124      6.0     4.0   150
 SAND LAKE               10050     7.9     6.6   120      8.4     5.5   153
 SOUTH PASS               9040     2.2     3.4    65      3.8     4.4    86
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .7     1.6    44      2.5     2.9    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                    106


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     1.2     1.2   100      4.4     3.4   129
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     2.1     3.6    58      6.2     4.7   132
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.8     6.3   108      9.0     6.9   130
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     1.3     1.5    87      5.2     4.2   124
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     3.4     4.2    81      6.8     5.7   119
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                    127


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     1.7     2.7    63      2.8     3.3    85
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     4.2     4.5    93      4.3     4.6    93
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     1.4     2.0    70      2.3     2.6    88
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     2.1     2.3    91      3.1     3.4    91
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     3.0     2.7   111      4.4     3.3   133
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     1.8     2.0    90      3.5     3.0   117
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     2.6     2.7    96      3.4     3.6    94
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     1.4     1.7    82      2.3     2.8    82
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     2.4     2.2   109      3.0     3.3    91
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.2     4.2   100      5.1     5.3    96
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     4.4     3.9   113      6.0     4.7   128
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    101


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     1.0     1.4    71      2.5     2.6    96
 HEWINTA                  9500     1.3     1.6    81      4.0     3.9   103
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .0     1.0     0      2.3     2.6    88
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .7     1.1    64      2.7     2.4   113
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     4.5     4.3   105      4.7     5.1    92
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.0     2.7    74      3.6     4.2    86
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     2.4     2.9    83      3.9     4.0    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     96


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     1.8     2.7    67      3.5     4.3    81
 HAYDEN FORK              9100     2.2     2.0   110      4.2     4.5    93
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.0     2.7    74      3.6     4.2    86
 LILY LAKE                9050     1.9     2.0    95      3.1     4.3    72
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     3.2     3.4    94      5.1     5.4    94
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.3     1.5    87      3.3     3.7    89
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     3.8     3.9    97      4.8     5.1    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     88

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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.