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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: DECEMBER 24 , 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     6.8     7.1    96     10.4     9.3   112
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600     8.3     8.4    99     11.6    12.1    96
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     6.8     6.5   105      9.5     8.4   113
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    12.6    12.9    98     17.4    15.3   114
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     5.1     6.1    84      6.2     5.9   105
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    12.6    13.0    97     16.1    15.5   104
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    10.5    11.0    95     12.4    11.9   104
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     5.2     4.7   111      7.1     8.0    89
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     6.5     6.9    94     11.4     9.8   116
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    10.5    11.1    95     10.9    11.5    95
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     6.8     6.7   101      8.9     8.1   110
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    11.0    10.5   105     11.7    10.8   108
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    16.0    12.2   131     13.6    12.1   112
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    10.6    12.6    84     15.0    13.9   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    106


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    10.6    10.4   102      8.8     8.9    99
 BLACK BEAR               8170    18.0    15.4   117     19.3    15.8   122
 CANYON                   8090     5.9     5.3   111      8.2     7.0   117
 FISHER CREEK             9100    17.6    14.6   121     17.3    15.2   114
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     9.4    10.0    94     12.9    11.1   116
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     3.7     4.4    84      6.0     5.8   103
 PARKER PEAK              9400     8.9     9.6    93      8.8     7.5   117
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.2     9.5    76     10.7    10.0   107
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     6.8     6.7   101      8.9     8.1   110
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    16.0    12.2   131     13.6    12.1   112
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     4.8     6.6    73      9.7     8.9   109
 WHITE MILL               8700    10.3    10.1   102     10.4    11.5    90
 WOLVERINE                7650     4.4     5.0    88      4.5     6.4    70
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    108


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      -M     6.0      *     8.2     7.2   114
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     2.0     4.3    47      4.4     5.3    83
 DEER PARK                9700     5.6     6.2    90      7.5     9.9    76
 HOBBS PARK              10100     3.6     7.1    51      4.8     5.9    81
 LITTLE WARM              9370     3.9     4.8    81      5.9     6.2    95
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.3     7.5    71      6.8     8.4    81
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .7     3.6    19      2.9     4.3    67
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    11.0    10.5   105     11.7    10.8   108
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.2     4.1    54      4.8     5.6    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     71                     90


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     7.2     8.8    82      5.8     7.7    75
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.5     2.4   104      4.4     4.2   105
 BLACKWATER               9780    10.0    11.0    91      8.8     9.9    89
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     6.8     7.1    96      6.8     6.7   101
 EVENING STAR             9200    10.3    12.5    82     12.8    11.8   108
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.7     3.6   103      6.1     4.6   133
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.8     5.5   105      6.2     5.4   115
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     4.7    23      4.1     5.0    82
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.5     5.1   108      5.9     6.3    94
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.1     2.5    44      3.4     2.7   126
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     4.2     4.8    88      6.0     5.5   109
 SHELL CREEK              9580     5.9     6.7    88      5.8     6.1    95
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.2     9.5    76     10.7    10.0   107
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.3     5.6    77      8.7     9.2    95
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.0     2.8    36      3.1     3.5    89
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     7.1      *     9.5     7.4   128
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                    102


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    10.0    11.0    91      8.8     9.9    89
 EVENING STAR             9200    10.3    12.5    82     12.8    11.8   108
 KIRWIN                   9550     5.8     5.5   105      6.2     5.4   115
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     4.7    23      4.1     5.0    82
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     7.2     9.5    76     10.7    10.0   107
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     4.3     5.6    77      8.7     9.2    95
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     7.1      *     9.5     7.4   128
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                    104


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     2.5     2.4   104      4.4     4.2   105
 BIG GOOSE                7990     2.6     3.9    67      4.8     4.1   117
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     6.8     7.1    96      6.8     6.7   101
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     5.0     5.0   100      6.4     5.6   114
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     5.4     5.2   104      5.9     6.0    98
 DOME LAKE                8880     5.2     5.6    93      6.0     6.4    94
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.7     3.6   103      6.1     4.6   133
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.8     3.0    60      3.5     4.0    88
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.5     5.1   108      5.9     6.3    94
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     4.2     4.8    88      6.0     5.5   109
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     4.8     4.7   102      7.2     6.1   118
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.8     2.0   140      6.1     4.7   130
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    108


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     3.7     3.0   123      5.5     5.8    95
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.7     2.7   100      4.5      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.3     2.9   114      4.5     4.9    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                     93


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    13.9     8.6   162     17.2    10.2   169
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     7.3     8.1    90     10.8     9.0   120
 ELK RIVER                8700     7.2     6.1   118     10.2     7.9   129
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    11.9     8.8   135     14.7    10.8   136
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    14.6    11.9   123     15.7    10.8   145
 OLD BATTLE               9920    15.5    13.3   117     19.4    14.3   136
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.1     4.7    87      6.6     5.2   127
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     6.0     4.5   133      9.6     7.1   135
 TOWER                   10500    23.0    18.6   124     25.1    16.0   157
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    10.4    10.3   101     15.5    11.7   132
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.3     5.1   124      7.6     5.9   129
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    140


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    10.7     9.5   113      8.4     9.1    92
 CASPER MTN.              7850     4.7     6.3    75      7.5     6.7   112
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     7.9     6.9   114      9.2     7.2   128
 DEER PARK                9700     5.6     6.2    90      7.5     9.9    76
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     2.6     4.8    54      4.1     5.7    72
 RENO HILL                8500     5.4     6.0    90      7.0     6.7   104
 ROACH                    9700     7.3     6.5   112     10.3     7.6   136
 SAND LAKE               10050    14.7    13.5   109     14.9    10.5   142
 SOUTH PASS               9040     5.3     7.5    71      6.8     8.4    81
 WINDY PEAK               7900     2.1     3.2    66      4.0     5.0    80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    104


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     5.5     3.4   162      8.4     6.4   131
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860     7.3     8.1    90     10.8     9.0   120
 OLD BATTLE               9920    15.5    13.3   117     19.4    14.3   136
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     5.5     4.5   122     10.6     8.0   132
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    12.9     9.7   133     16.0    11.8   136
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    132


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     4.0     6.2    65      4.9     6.0    82
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900     9.6    11.6    83      8.4     9.9    85
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     4.0     5.2    77      4.7     5.2    90
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     5.1     5.6    91      6.0     6.1    98
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     5.1     6.1    84      6.2     5.9   105
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     5.1     5.8    88      6.4     6.2   103
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     6.6     7.1    93      7.5     7.4   101
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     4.0     4.7    85      4.2     5.4    78
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     6.4     6.1   105      6.5     7.0    93
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    10.5    11.1    95     10.9    11.5    95
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    10.2    10.5    97     11.9    10.0   119
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     96


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     4.2     4.7    89      4.9     5.2    94
 HEWINTA                  9500     4.6     3.5   131      7.1     6.5   109
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.3     2.5    52      3.5     3.9    90
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     3.5     2.4   146      4.0     3.7   108
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    10.1    11.0    92      9.6    10.9    88
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.1     6.8    90      7.7     9.0    86
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     6.1     6.0   102      7.6     7.0   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     96


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     7.4     7.1   104      8.3     8.3   100
 HAYDEN FORK              9100     7.3     5.4   135      9.9     9.0   110
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.1     6.8    90      7.7     9.0    86
 LILY LAKE                9050     5.5     4.8   115      7.0     7.9    89
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    10.4     9.4   111     11.7    10.9   107
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     5.2     4.7   111      7.1     8.0    89
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    10.9     9.2   118     11.5    10.0   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    111                    100

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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.