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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: JANUARY 7 , 2006
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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    11.0     9.1   121     14.9    11.3   132
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    14.2    10.6   134     17.2    14.5   119
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.5     8.5   135     14.3    10.3   139
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    18.5    16.3   113     23.4    18.8   124
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.2     7.5    96      8.1     6.8   119
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    20.8    16.4   127     23.7    18.9   125
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    17.7    13.8   128     19.1    14.7   130
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.0     6.1   148     11.3     9.7   116
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    10.3     8.8   117     15.5    11.9   130
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.4    13.4   130     16.7    14.0   119
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     9.9     8.4   118     11.6     9.8   118
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.4    12.7   113     15.2    12.9   118
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    20.6    14.6   141     16.0    14.5   110
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    17.3    15.5   112     21.8    16.7   131
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    124


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    13.3    12.5   106     11.2    10.8   104
 BLACK BEAR               8170    26.8    19.0   141       -M    19.2      *
 CANYON                   8090     7.9     6.7   118     10.4     8.4   124
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.4    18.0   124     21.8    18.6   117
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    14.3    12.3   116       -M    13.4      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.0     5.6    89      7.4     6.9   107
 PARKER PEAK              9400    11.0    11.5    96     10.6     8.8   120
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.6    11.4    84     13.3    11.7   114
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     9.9     8.4   118     11.6     9.8   118
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    20.6    14.6   141     16.0    14.5   110
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     8.2     8.2   100     13.8    10.7   129
 WHITE MILL               8700    14.0    12.3   114     13.8    13.9    99
 WOLVERINE                7650     5.4     6.4    84      5.1     7.4    69
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    111


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      -M     7.5      *     9.9     8.6   115
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     2.7     4.9    55      5.1     6.0    85
 DEER PARK                9700     9.9     7.7   129     12.2    11.6   105
 HOBBS PARK              10100     5.5     8.1    68      6.6     6.7    99
 LITTLE WARM              9370     4.9     5.9    83      7.0     7.2    97
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.2     8.8   105     10.3     9.8   105
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.5     4.0    38      3.7     4.8    77
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.4    12.7   113     15.2    12.9   118
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.2     4.7    68      5.8     6.3    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                    103


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     8.6    10.6    81      7.0     9.1    77
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.0     2.8   107      4.7     4.7   100
 BLACKWATER               9780    12.0    12.9    93     10.8    11.5    94
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     7.6     8.4    90      7.7     7.7   100
 EVENING STAR             9200    13.8    15.0    92     16.1    13.9   116
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.6     4.4   105      6.9     5.2   133
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.2     6.3    98      6.8     6.2   110
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.2    21      5.1     5.5    93
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.8     5.8   117      6.3     7.1    89
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.3     2.8    46      3.8     3.1   123
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.1     5.7    89      6.8     6.4   106
 SHELL CREEK              9580     7.0     7.9    89      6.5     7.2    90
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.6    11.4    84     13.3    11.7   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.6     6.8    82     10.0    10.7    93
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.1     3.1    35      3.0     3.9    77
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     8.7      *    11.2     8.8   127
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                    103


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    12.0    12.9    93     10.8    11.5    94
 EVENING STAR             9200    13.8    15.0    92     16.1    13.9   116
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.2     6.3    98      6.8     6.2   110
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.2    21      5.1     5.5    93
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.6    11.4    84     13.3    11.7   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.6     6.8    82     10.0    10.7    93
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     8.7      *    11.2     8.8   127
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                    107


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.0     2.8   107      4.7     4.7   100
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.3     4.7    70      5.5     4.7   117
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     7.6     8.4    90      7.7     7.7   100
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     5.6     5.9    95      7.1     6.4   111
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     6.6     6.2   106      7.0     6.7   104
 DOME LAKE                8880     5.9     6.5    91      6.5     7.2    90
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.6     4.4   105      6.9     5.2   133
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.0     3.5    57      3.9     4.5    87
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.8     5.8   117      6.3     7.1    89
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.1     5.7    89      6.8     6.4   106
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     5.8     5.6   104      8.4     7.1   118
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.1     2.9   107      6.6     5.4   122
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     95                    106


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.5     3.9   115      6.6     6.5   102
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.0     3.2    94      5.1      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.8     3.6   106      5.1     5.5    93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    106                     98


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    17.6    11.2   157     20.7    12.5   166
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.0    10.0   100     13.3    10.7   124
 ELK RIVER                8700    10.5     8.2   128     12.8     9.6   133
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    13.4    10.5   128     17.1    12.7   135
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    20.0    14.4   139     20.3    12.9   157
 OLD BATTLE               9920    21.5    15.6   138     25.1    17.2   146
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     6.3     5.8   109      9.0     6.2   145
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     7.5     5.5   136     11.3     8.4   135
 TOWER                   10500    30.0    22.4   134     28.8    19.4   148
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    12.4      *      -M    14.0      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.4     5.9   108      8.5     6.8   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    131                    143


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    13.8    11.7   118     11.6    10.9   106
 CASPER MTN.              7850     6.4     7.3    88      8.8     7.5   117
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     9.0     8.2   110     10.6     8.4   126
 DEER PARK                9700     9.9     7.7   129     12.2    11.6   105
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     4.1     5.7    72      5.3     6.6    80
 RENO HILL                8500     7.0     7.0   100      8.7     7.6   114
 ROACH                    9700     9.0     8.0   112     12.1     9.1   133
 SAND LAKE               10050    19.1    15.9   120     18.8    12.4   152
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.2     8.8   105     10.3     9.8   105
 WINDY PEAK               7900     2.9     3.7    78      4.7     5.8    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    115


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     7.7     4.8   160     10.6     7.6   139
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.0    10.0   100     13.3    10.7   124
 OLD BATTLE               9920    21.5    15.6   138     25.1    17.2   146
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     8.3     6.2   134     13.7     9.6   143
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    19.1    12.5   153     21.6    14.4   150
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    136                    142


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     8.6     7.4   116      9.3     7.1   131
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    14.8    14.3   103     12.4    11.9   104
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     6.1     6.4    95      6.9     6.2   111
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.4     6.8   124      9.2     7.1   130
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.2     7.5    96      8.1     6.8   119
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     7.9     7.3   108      9.1     7.4   123
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    10.6     8.6   123     11.4     9.0   127
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.1     5.8   105      6.5     6.3   103
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    10.0     7.5   133     10.1     8.5   119
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.4    13.4   130     16.7    14.0   119
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    16.2    12.8   127     17.2    12.2   141
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    121


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     7.8     6.1   128      7.9     6.3   125
 HEWINTA                  9500     5.7     4.6   124      8.3     7.4   112
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.6     3.2    50      3.9     4.4    89
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.3     3.0   143      4.5     4.1   110
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    16.7    13.5   124     14.9    13.1   114
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.0     8.2   134     12.4    10.8   115
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     8.0     7.2   111      9.5     8.1   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    113


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    12.4     9.2   135     12.1     9.9   122
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    11.3     7.0   161     14.2    10.7   133
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.0     8.2   134     12.4    10.8   115
 LILY LAKE                9050     7.5     6.0   125      9.1     9.2    99
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    16.6    12.4   134     17.5    13.0   135
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.0     6.1   148     11.3     9.7   116
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    17.7    11.5   154     17.6    12.1   145
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    142                    125

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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.