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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: JANUARY 13 , 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    13.0    10.0   130     16.8    12.1   139
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    16.3    11.5   142     19.3    15.5   125
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    13.2     9.5   139     15.8    11.1   142
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    21.1    18.0   117     25.9    20.3   128
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.7     8.0    96      9.0     7.3   123
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    24.6    18.0   137     26.3    20.4   129
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    19.7    14.9   132     21.1    15.8   134
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.6     6.9   139     11.9    10.4   114
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    12.3     9.6   128     17.2    12.8   134
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.4    14.4   135     17.0    15.1   113
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.3     9.2   123     12.8    10.5   122
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.8    13.8   114     16.6    13.9   119
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.0    15.6   147     17.7    15.4   115
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    19.8    16.6   119     24.2    17.9   135
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    129                    127


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    14.6    13.6   107     12.5    11.5   109
 BLACK BEAR               8170    29.8    20.8   143       -M    20.9      *
 CANYON                   8090     9.3     7.3   127     11.7     9.0   130
 FISHER CREEK             9100    24.8    19.6   127       -M    20.0      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    15.7    13.3   118       -M    14.4      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.7     6.2    92      8.0     7.4   108
 PARKER PEAK              9400    12.0    12.3    98     11.3     9.3   122
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    10.8    12.4    87     14.6    12.5   117
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.3     9.2   123     12.8    10.5   122
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.0    15.6   147     17.7    15.4   115
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     9.3     9.0   103     14.8    11.4   130
 WHITE MILL               8700    15.7    13.4   117     15.0    14.9   101
 WOLVERINE                7650     5.8     7.0    83      5.4     7.9    68
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    113


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     8.3     8.3   100     10.3     9.3   111
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     2.9     5.2    56      5.4     6.2    87
 DEER PARK                9700    10.4     8.8   118     13.2    12.3   107
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.1     8.6    71      6.9     7.1    97
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.2     6.4    81      7.4     7.6    97
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.9     9.5   104     11.1    10.4   107
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.3     4.2    31      3.8     5.0    76
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    15.8    13.8   114     16.6    13.9   119
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.5     4.9    71      6.1     6.5    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                    103


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     9.4    11.4    82      7.6     9.8    78
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.4     2.9   117      5.3     4.9   108
 BLACKWATER               9780    13.5    13.8    98     12.0    12.1    99
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.1     9.1    89      7.9     8.2    96
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.6    16.4    95     17.6    14.8   119
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.4     4.8   113      7.6     5.5   138
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.4     6.8    94      6.8     6.6   103
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.3    21      5.2     5.6    93
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.4     6.2   119      6.6     7.4    89
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.1     3.0    37      3.2     3.2   100
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.7     6.1    93      7.0     6.9   101
 SHELL CREEK              9580     7.6     8.4    90      7.3     7.7    95
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    10.8    12.4    87     14.6    12.5   117
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.6     7.4    89     11.0    11.3    97
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .7     3.3    21      3.2     4.0    80
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     8.8     9.5    93     11.8     9.4   126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                    104


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    13.5    13.8    98     12.0    12.1    99
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.6    16.4    95     17.6    14.8   119
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.4     6.8    94      6.8     6.6   103
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.3    21      5.2     5.6    93
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    10.8    12.4    87     14.6    12.5   117
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.6     7.4    89     11.0    11.3    97
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     8.8     9.5    93     11.8     9.4   126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                    109


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.4     2.9   117      5.3     4.9   108
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.4     5.1    67      5.5     5.0   110
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.1     9.1    89      7.9     8.2    96
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     5.8     6.3    92      7.2     6.8   106
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.0     6.7   104      6.9     7.1    97
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.0     6.9    87      6.9     7.6    91
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.4     4.8   113      7.6     5.5   138
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.0     3.6    56      3.8     4.7    81
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.4     6.2   119      6.6     7.4    89
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.7     6.1    93      7.0     6.9   101
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.1     6.1   100      8.6     7.5   115
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.1     3.4    91      6.8     5.8   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    103


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.5     4.4   102      6.8     6.8   100
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.7     3.4    79      5.2      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.6     3.9    92      5.1     5.7    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                     95


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    19.3    12.4   156     21.2    13.5   157
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.6    10.8    98     13.8    11.4   121
 ELK RIVER                8700    11.5     9.2   125     13.4    10.4   129
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    14.0    11.3   124     17.2    13.6   126
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    21.2    15.5   137     21.5    13.7   157
 OLD BATTLE               9920    22.8    16.7   137     25.7    18.5   139
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     6.6     6.2   106      9.4     6.6   142
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     7.8     6.0   130     11.5     9.0   128
 TOWER                   10500    32.7    24.2   135     28.9    20.8   139
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    13.2      *      -M    14.9      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.7     6.3   106      8.6     7.1   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    129                    137


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    14.6    12.6   116     12.3    11.7   105
 CASPER MTN.              7850     8.2     7.8   105     10.7     7.9   135
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     9.3     8.8   106     11.0     8.9   124
 DEER PARK                9700    10.4     8.8   118     13.2    12.3   107
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.1     6.2    82      6.0     6.9    87
 RENO HILL                8500     8.4     7.4   114     10.1     8.0   126
 ROACH                    9700     9.2     8.8   105     12.0     9.7   124
 SAND LAKE               10050    20.2    16.9   120     19.6    13.3   147
 SOUTH PASS               9040     9.9     9.5   104     11.1    10.4   107
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.4     3.8    89      5.3     6.1    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                    117


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     8.4     5.6   150     10.8     8.2   132
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    10.6    10.8    98     13.8    11.4   121
 OLD BATTLE               9920    22.8    16.7   137     25.7    18.5   139
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     8.8     7.0   126     14.2    10.3   138
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      -M    13.9      *      -M    15.6      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    133


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     9.3     7.9   118      9.8     7.5   131
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    16.4    15.3   107     13.6    12.8   106
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     6.6     6.9    96      7.4     6.7   110
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.6     7.2   119      9.5     7.6   125
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.7     8.0    96      9.0     7.3   123
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     8.7     8.0   109     10.0     8.0   125
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    11.5     9.3   124     12.3     9.7   127
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.5     6.3   103      6.6     6.7    99
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    10.9     8.0   136     10.9     9.1   120
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.4    14.4   135     17.0    15.1   113
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    18.0    13.8   130     18.8    13.1   144
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    121


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     8.8     6.6   133      8.7     6.8   128
 HEWINTA                  9500     5.9     5.0   118      8.9     7.9   113
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.3     3.5    37      3.9     4.6    85
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.1     3.2   128      4.6     4.2   110
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    18.4    14.6   126     16.5    14.0   118
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    12.2     8.8   139     13.7    11.6   118
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     8.6     7.6   113     10.0     8.6   116
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    115


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    14.4    10.2   141     13.6    10.6   128
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    12.3     7.7   160     15.0    11.4   132
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    12.2     8.8   139     13.7    11.6   118
 LILY LAKE                9050     8.2     6.5   126      9.9     9.7   102
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    18.8    13.7   137     19.3    13.9   139
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.6     6.9   139     11.9    10.4   114
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    18.4    12.5   147     18.8    13.0   145
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    142                    127

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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.