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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 MONDAY: JANUARY 9 , 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    11.8     9.4   126     15.6    11.6   134
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    15.2    10.9   139     18.2    14.8   123
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.9     8.9   134     14.6    10.6   138
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    19.9    16.9   118     24.5    19.3   127
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      -M     7.6      *      -M     7.0      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    22.1    16.9   131     24.7    19.4   127
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      -M    14.1      *      -M    15.0      *
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.3     6.4   145     11.7     9.9   118
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      -M     9.0      *      -M    12.2      *
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    18.3    13.8   133     17.0    14.4   118
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M     8.7      *      -M    10.0      *
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      -M    13.1      *      -M    13.2      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      -M    14.9      *      -M    14.8      *
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    18.3    15.8   116     22.8    17.1   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    128                    127


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    13.4    12.9   104     11.4    11.0   104
 BLACK BEAR               8170    27.8    19.6   142       -M    19.8      *
 CANYON                   8090     8.3     6.9   120     10.7     8.6   124
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.7    18.5   123     22.0    19.0   116
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    14.5    12.6   115       -M    13.7      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.2     5.8    90      7.6     7.0   109
 PARKER PEAK              9400    11.2    11.7    96     10.8     8.9   121
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.9    11.8    84     13.8    12.0   115
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      -M     8.7      *      -M    10.0      *
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      -M    14.9      *      -M    14.8      *
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     8.5     8.5   100     13.9    10.9   128
 WHITE MILL               8700    14.4    12.6   114     14.0    14.2    99
 WOLVERINE                7650     5.6     6.6    85      5.2     7.6    68
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    111                    110


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      -M     7.8      *     9.7     8.9   109
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     2.6     5.0    52      5.1     6.1    84
 DEER PARK                9700    10.1     8.1   125     12.2    11.8   103
 HOBBS PARK              10100     5.7     8.3    69      6.5     6.9    94
 LITTLE WARM              9370     4.7     6.0    78      7.0     7.3    96
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.3     9.1   102     10.6    10.0   106
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.3     4.1    32      3.7     4.9    76
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      -M    13.1      *      -M    13.2      *
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.2     4.7    68      5.8     6.3    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                     97


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     9.2    10.8    85      7.3     9.4    78
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.2     2.8   114      5.1     4.8   106
 BLACKWATER               9780    12.3    13.2    93     10.8    11.7    92
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     7.9     8.7    91      7.8     7.9    99
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.1    15.5    91     16.2    14.2   114
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.1     4.5   113      7.4     5.3   140
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.1     6.5    94      6.5     6.3   103
 MARQUETTE                8760      -M     5.2      *     4.8     5.5    87
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.2     6.0   120      6.4     7.2    89
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.2     2.9    41      3.3     3.1   106
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.5     5.8    95      6.9     6.6   105
 SHELL CREEK              9580     7.3     8.0    91      7.0     7.4    95
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.9    11.8    84     13.8    12.0   115
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.8     7.0    83     10.3    10.9    94
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .8     3.2    25      3.2     3.9    82
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     9.0      *    11.1     9.0   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                    102


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    12.3    13.2    93     10.8    11.7    92
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.1    15.5    91     16.2    14.2   114
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.1     6.5    94      6.5     6.3   103
 MARQUETTE                8760      -M     5.2      *     4.8     5.5    87
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.9    11.8    84     13.8    12.0   115
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     5.8     7.0    83     10.3    10.9    94
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M     9.0      *    11.1     9.0   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                    106


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.2     2.8   114      5.1     4.8   106
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.4     4.9    69      5.4     4.8   113
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     7.9     8.7    91      7.8     7.9    99
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     5.9     6.0    98      7.2     6.6   109
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     6.8     6.4   106      6.7     6.9    97
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.0     6.6    91      6.8     7.4    92
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.1     4.5   113      7.4     5.3   140
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.9     3.5    54      3.7     4.6    80
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.2     6.0   120      6.4     7.2    89
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.5     5.8    95      6.9     6.6   105
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.1     5.8   105      8.5     7.2   118
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.1     3.1   100      6.8     5.5   124
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                    105


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.5     4.1   110      6.7     6.6   102
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.9     3.3    88      5.1      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.6     3.7    97      5.0     5.6    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                     96


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    18.6    11.6   160     20.7    12.8   162
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.2    10.3    99     13.4    11.0   122
 ELK RIVER                8700      -M     8.5      *      -M     9.9      *
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    13.8    10.8   128     17.0    13.0   131
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    20.5    14.8   139     20.8    13.1   159
 OLD BATTLE               9920    22.1    16.0   138     25.1    17.7   142
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     6.4     5.9   108      9.2     6.3   146
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     7.7     5.7   135     11.3     8.6   131
 TOWER                   10500      -M    23.0      *      -M    19.8      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    12.6      *      -M    14.3      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.7     6.1   110      8.5     6.9   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    131                    141


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    14.2    12.0   118     11.8    11.2   105
 CASPER MTN.              7850     7.5     7.5   100     10.0     7.6   132
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     9.2     8.4   110     10.8     8.6   126
 DEER PARK                9700    10.1     8.1   125     12.2    11.8   103
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     4.9     5.9    83      5.7     6.7    85
 RENO HILL                8500     7.9     7.1   111      9.6     7.7   125
 ROACH                    9700     9.1     8.3   110     11.8     9.3   127
 SAND LAKE               10050    19.6    16.2   121     19.1    12.7   150
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.3     9.1   102     10.6    10.0   106
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.1     3.7    84      5.1     5.9    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    117


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     8.0     5.1   157     10.6     7.8   136
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.2    10.3    99     13.4    11.0   122
 OLD BATTLE               9920    22.1    16.0   138     25.1    17.7   142
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     8.5     6.4   133     13.9     9.8   142
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      -M    13.0      *      -M    14.8      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    129                    136


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     8.9     7.6   117      9.5     7.2   132
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    15.3    14.6   105     12.7    12.2   104
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      -M     6.6      *      -M     6.4      *
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.5     6.9   123      9.3     7.3   127
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      -M     7.6      *      -M     7.0      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     8.2     7.6   108      9.5     7.6   125
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    10.8     8.9   121     11.7     9.2   127
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.3     6.0   105      6.5     6.4   102
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    10.4     7.6   137     10.4     8.7   120
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    18.3    13.8   133     17.0    14.4   118
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    16.8    13.2   127     17.7    12.5   142
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    122


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     8.4     6.2   135      8.4     6.5   129
 HEWINTA                  9500      -M     4.7      *      -M     7.6      *
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      -M     3.3      *      -M     4.5      *
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      -M     3.0      *      -M     4.1      *
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    17.7    13.9   127     15.8    13.4   118
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.7     8.4   139     13.0    11.1   117
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      -M     7.3      *      -M     8.2      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    133*                   120*


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    13.2     9.6   138     12.3    10.2   121
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      -M     7.2      *      -M    10.9      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.7     8.4   139     13.0    11.1   117
 LILY LAKE                9050     7.9     6.2   127      9.5     9.3   102
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    17.5    12.8   137     18.1    13.3   136
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.3     6.4   145     11.7     9.9   118
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    18.0    11.8   153     18.1    12.4   146
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    141                    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.