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At 3:13a, 10/20/18
Temperature 35.7°F
Wind 1.0 mph


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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 TUESDAY: DECEMBER 20 , 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     6.0     6.6    91      9.7     8.7   111
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     7.3     7.7    95     10.8    11.4    95
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     6.4     6.0   107      8.7     7.9   110
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    11.0    11.9    92     15.6    14.3   109
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     4.9     5.8    84      5.9     5.6   105
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    10.4    12.0    87     14.4    14.6    99
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200     9.4    10.3    91     11.5    11.1   104
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     4.8     4.3   112      6.7     7.5    89
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     5.8     6.4    91     10.4     9.2   113
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     9.5    10.5    90     10.0    10.8    93
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     5.9     6.2    95      8.2     7.7   106
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    10.4     9.9   105     11.1    10.2   109
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    14.7    11.5   128     12.6    11.4   111
 WILLOW CREEK             8450     9.3    11.8    79     14.0    13.1   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    104


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    10.0     9.8   102      8.4     8.4   100
 BLACK BEAR               8170    15.7    14.4   109     17.1    14.9   115
 CANYON                   8090     5.5     5.0   110      7.9     6.6   120
 FISHER CREEK             9100    15.7    13.8   114     15.7    14.3   110
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     8.5     9.4    90     11.9    10.4   114
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     3.5     4.1    85      5.6     5.5   102
 PARKER PEAK              9400     8.2     9.1    90      8.4     7.2   117
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.9     8.9    78     10.4     9.5   109
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     5.9     6.2    95      8.2     7.7   106
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    14.7    11.5   128     12.6    11.4   111
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     4.2     6.2    68      9.2     8.4   110
 WHITE MILL               8700     9.1     9.5    96      9.3    10.8    86
 WOLVERINE                7650     4.5     4.7    96      4.5     6.0    75
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    107


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      -M     5.6      *     7.6     6.8   112
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.9     4.1    46      4.3     5.1    84
 DEER PARK                9700     5.5     5.9    93      7.1     9.4    76
 HOBBS PARK              10100     3.4     6.9    49      4.8     5.7    84
 LITTLE WARM              9370     3.8     4.6    83      5.8     5.9    98
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.1     7.2    71      6.6     8.0    82
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .8     3.4    24      2.9     4.2    69
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    10.4     9.9   105     11.1    10.2   109
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.2     3.9    56      4.9     5.4    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     72                     91


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     7.1     8.3    86      5.6     7.3    77
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.4     2.2   109      4.4     4.1   107
 BLACKWATER               9780     9.4    10.5    90      8.4     9.4    89
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     6.8     6.8   100      6.7     6.4   105
 EVENING STAR             9200     9.0    11.9    76     12.3    11.1   111
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.5     3.4   103      5.4     4.4   123
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.5     5.3   104      5.9     5.2   113
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     4.5    27      4.2     4.8    88
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.4     4.9   110      5.9     6.1    97
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.0     2.4    42      3.3     2.6   127
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     4.0     4.5    89      5.7     5.3   108
 SHELL CREEK              9580     5.9     6.4    92      5.8     5.8   100
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.9     8.9    78     10.4     9.5   109
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.0     5.3    75      8.2     8.7    94
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      -M     2.7      *      -M     3.4      *
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     6.7      *     9.3     7.0   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                    104


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     9.4    10.5    90      8.4     9.4    89
 EVENING STAR             9200     9.0    11.9    76     12.3    11.1   111
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.5     5.3   104      5.9     5.2   113
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     4.5    27      4.2     4.8    88
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     6.9     8.9    78     10.4     9.5   109
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.0     5.3    75      8.2     8.7    94
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     6.7      *     9.3     7.0   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                    105


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.4     2.2   109      4.4     4.1   107
 BIG GOOSE                7990     2.5     3.6    69      4.6     3.9   118
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     6.8     6.8   100      6.7     6.4   105
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     4.9     4.7   104      6.4     5.4   119
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     5.3     4.9   108      5.8     5.8   100
 DOME LAKE                8880     5.1     5.3    96      6.0     6.1    98
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.5     3.4   103      5.4     4.4   123
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.6     2.8    57      3.3     3.9    85
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.4     4.9   110      5.9     6.1    97
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     4.0     4.5    89      5.7     5.3   108
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     4.7     4.4   107      7.2     5.8   124
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.7     1.8   150      6.0     4.6   130
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    109


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     2.9     2.8   104      4.8     5.5    87
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.3     2.6    88      4.4      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     2.9     2.7   107      4.0     4.7    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                     86


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    13.1     8.0   164     16.5     9.5   174
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     7.4     7.6    97     10.8     8.5   127
 ELK RIVER                8700     7.0     5.5   127      9.9     7.5   132
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    11.9     8.3   143     14.4    10.3   140
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    14.3    11.2   128     15.4    10.3   150
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.6    12.6   211     18.6    13.4   139
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.1     4.4    93      6.6     4.9   135
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     5.9     4.3   137      9.4     6.8   138
 TOWER                   10500    21.7    17.6   123     23.7    15.1   157
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    10.3     9.7   106     15.2    11.0   138
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.7     4.8   140      7.6     5.6   136
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    137                    144


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    10.1     8.9   113      7.8     8.6    91
 CASPER MTN.              7850     4.4     6.1    72      7.3     6.4   114
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     7.9     6.6   120      9.1     6.9   132
 DEER PARK                9700     5.5     5.9    93      7.1     9.4    76
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     2.4     4.5    53      3.9     5.5    71
 RENO HILL                8500     5.4     5.8    93      7.0     6.4   109
 ROACH                    9700     7.2     6.1   118     10.1     7.2   140
 SAND LAKE               10050    14.4    12.8   112     14.7     9.9   148
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.1     7.2    71      6.6     8.0    82
 WINDY PEAK               7900     1.9     3.1    61      3.9     4.8    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    106


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     5.6     3.0   187      8.6     6.1   141
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     7.4     7.6    97     10.8     8.5   127
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.6    12.6   211     18.6    13.4   139
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     5.7     4.0   142     10.6     7.6   139
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    12.1     9.1   133     15.6    11.1   141
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    158                    137


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     3.8     5.8    66      4.8     5.7    84
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     8.3    10.9    76      7.5     9.3    81
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     3.8     4.9    78      4.5     4.9    92
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     4.8     5.2    92      5.7     5.8    98
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     4.9     5.8    84      5.9     5.6   105
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     4.6     5.4    85      5.9     5.8   102
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     6.1     6.7    91      7.0     7.0   100
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     3.8     4.4    86      4.2     5.1    82
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     5.9     5.7   104      6.2     6.6    94
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000     9.5    10.5    90     10.0    10.8    93
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     9.1     9.8    93     10.8     9.4   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     95


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     4.0     4.3    93      4.6     4.9    94
 HEWINTA                  9500     4.3     3.3   130      6.8     6.2   110
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.3     2.3    57      3.3     3.8    87
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     3.2     2.2   145      4.1     3.6   114
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     9.3    10.3    90      9.0    10.2    88
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     5.4     6.3    86      7.1     8.4    85
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     5.8     5.6   104      7.4     6.7   110
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     97


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     6.3     6.5    97      7.8     7.8   100
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      -M     5.0      *      -M     8.5      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     5.4     6.3    86      7.1     8.4    85
 LILY LAKE                9050     5.1     4.4   116      6.8     7.5    91
 MONTE CRISTO             8960     9.1     8.6   106     10.2    10.2   100
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     4.8     4.3   112      6.7     7.5    89
 TRIAL LAKE               9960     9.8     8.5   115     10.5     9.5   111
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105                     96

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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.