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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 25 , 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     3.3    88      6.5     5.3   123
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     2.7     3.8    71      6.0     7.0    86
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     2.6     2.7    96      4.7     4.7   100
 GRASSY LAKE              7265     5.4     6.3    86      9.7     8.4   115
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     3.1     3.3    94      4.4     3.8   116
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850     6.8     6.2   110     10.4     8.6   121
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     4.8     5.3    91      7.0     6.4   109
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.4     2.1    67      3.3     4.4    75
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     2.7     3.2    84      7.2     5.6   129
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.3     5.6    77      5.1     6.4    80
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.9     3.3   118      6.3     4.7   134
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.5     6.1   107      7.0     6.4   109
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.3     7.2   157      9.5     7.2   132
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     3.6     6.4    56      8.1     8.3    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    109


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275     7.1     6.1   116      5.7     5.2   110
 BLACK BEAR               8170    10.2     8.1   126     11.9     9.1   131
 CANYON                   8090     3.6     2.6   138      5.6     4.2   133
 FISHER CREEK             9100    11.2     7.7   145     11.3     8.5   133
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     5.2     5.0   104      8.5     6.3   135
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     1.4     2.0    70      3.7     3.5   106
 PARKER PEAK              9400     4.6     5.8    79      5.2     4.9   106
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.7     5.5    67      7.0     6.2   113
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     3.9     3.3   118      6.3     4.7   134
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    11.3     7.2   157      9.5     7.2   132
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     2.5     3.1    81      6.7     5.2   129
 WHITE MILL               8700     5.9     5.6   105      6.5     6.7    97
 WOLVERINE                7650     1.5     2.4    62      2.6     4.0    65
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    112                    120


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     2.6     3.2    81      4.7     4.3   109
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.4     2.7    52      3.6     3.8    95
 DEER PARK                9700     2.7     4.2    64      4.0     6.2    65
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.4     4.7    51      3.9     4.1    95
 LITTLE WARM              9370     2.4     3.0    80      4.2     4.0   105
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     4.2      *      -M     5.2      *
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      -M     2.4      *      -M     3.2      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     6.5     6.1   107      7.0     6.4   109
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     1.3     2.6    50      3.9     4.0    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     73                     95


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     3.7     5.4    69      3.3     4.7    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .6     1.4    43      2.7     3.1    87
 BLACKWATER               9780     6.8     6.8   100      5.8     6.3    92
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     4.3     4.8    90      4.3     4.4    98
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.8     7.3    79      8.1     7.1   114
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .9     2.4    38      3.4     3.3   103
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.4     3.8   116      4.6     3.7   124
 MARQUETTE                8760      .9     3.4    26      3.1     3.8    82
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5     3.1    48      3.3     4.5    73
 OWL CREEK                8975      .6     1.8    33      2.5     2.0   125
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.5     2.9    52      3.2     3.7    86
 SHELL CREEK              9580     3.3     4.6    72      3.4     4.0    85
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.7     5.5    67      7.0     6.2   113
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.8     2.8    64      5.8     5.7   102
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .6     2.1    29      2.7     2.7   100
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     4.0      *     6.9     4.5   153
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     70                    101


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     6.8     6.8   100      5.8     6.3    92
 EVENING STAR             9200     5.8     7.3    79      8.1     7.1   114
 KIRWIN                   9550     4.4     3.8   116      4.6     3.7   124
 MARQUETTE                8760      .9     3.4    26      3.1     3.8    82
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     3.7     5.5    67      7.0     6.2   113
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     1.8     2.8    64      5.8     5.7   102
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     4.0      *     6.9     4.5   153
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                    111


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .6     1.4    43      2.7     3.1    87
 BIG GOOSE                7990     1.3     2.0    65      3.4     2.8   121
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     4.3     4.8    90      4.3     4.4    98
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     2.5     3.2    78      4.2     3.8   111
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     3.2     3.4    94      4.5     4.5   100
 DOME LAKE                8880     3.1     3.8    82      4.1     4.4    93
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .9     2.4    38      3.4     3.3   103
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.0     1.7    59      2.8     2.9    97
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.5     3.1    48      3.3     4.5    73
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.5     2.9    52      3.2     3.7    86
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     2.1     2.9    72      4.5     4.1   110
 TIE CREEK                6870     1.1     1.2    92      4.3     3.5   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     70                     99


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     1.0     1.8    56      2.7     4.1    66
 COLE CANYON              5910      .8     1.7    47      2.7      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     1.1     1.4    79      2.4     3.6    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     59                     66


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     4.2     4.1   102      8.1     5.6   145
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     2.3     4.4    52      6.4     5.5   116
 ELK RIVER                8700     1.5     2.5    60      5.2     4.6   113
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     5.5     5.6    98      8.3     6.9   120
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130     6.9     6.9   100      8.3     6.7   124
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.9     7.8    88      9.8     8.2   120
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     1.3     2.6    50      4.1     3.2   128
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     2.3     2.5    92      5.6     4.7   119
 TOWER                   10500     8.6    10.8    80     11.9     9.3   128
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M     5.6      *      -M     6.9      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     3.3     3.1   106      4.8     3.9   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                    124


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220     5.0     5.2    96      4.1     5.5    75
 CASPER MTN.              7850     1.1     4.0    28      4.7     4.7   100
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     4.5     4.5   100      6.3     4.8   131
 DEER PARK                9700     2.7     4.2    64      4.0     6.2    65
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .9     2.8    32      2.4     3.8    63
 RENO HILL                8500     2.4     3.8    63      4.3     4.6    93
 ROACH                    9700     3.8     3.7   103      6.2     4.6   135
 SAND LAKE               10050     8.2     8.0   102      8.8     6.4   138
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     4.2      *      -M     5.2      *
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .9     2.0    45      2.7     3.3    82
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     77                     99


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .9     1.6    56      4.5     3.9   115
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     2.3     4.4    52      6.4     5.5   116
 OLD BATTLE               9920     6.9     7.8    88      9.8     8.2   120
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     1.4     2.0    70      5.3     4.9   108
 WHISKEY PARK             8950     3.1     5.2    60      6.9     6.8   101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     70                    112


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     1.7     3.4    50      2.8     3.8    74
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     4.3     5.9    73      4.4     5.6    79
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     1.5     2.6    58      2.4     3.1    77
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     2.2     2.9    76      3.2     3.9    82
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     3.1     3.3    94      4.4     3.8   116
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     2.0     2.6    77      3.5     3.6    97
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     2.6     3.6    72      3.5     4.3    81
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     1.7     2.3    74      2.4     3.4    71
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     2.6     3.0    87      3.1     3.9    79
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     4.3     5.6    77      5.1     6.4    80
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     4.4     5.2    85      6.1     5.7   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     75                     86


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     1.0     2.0    50      2.4     3.1    77
 HEWINTA                  9500      .4     1.9    21      4.1     4.4    93
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .0     1.3     0      2.4     2.9    83
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.9     1.3   146      2.7     2.7   100
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     4.5     5.6    80      4.8     6.1    79
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.1     3.5    60      3.7     5.0    74
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     2.3     3.5    66      3.9     4.6    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     64                     83


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     2.1     3.5    60      3.5     5.0    70
 HAYDEN FORK              9100     2.1     2.6    81      4.3     5.4    80
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     2.1     3.5    60      3.7     5.0    74
 LILY LAKE                9050     1.6     2.5    64      3.1     5.1    61
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     3.5     4.4    80      5.1     6.4    80
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     1.4     2.1    67      3.3     4.4    75
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     3.7     4.8    77      4.8     5.9    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     71                     75

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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.