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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: JANUARY 17 , 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    13.3    10.6   125     17.1    12.7   135
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    16.7    12.1   138     19.6    16.2   121
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    13.5    10.1   134     16.1    11.7   138
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    22.2    19.0   117     26.8    21.3   126
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.8     8.4    93      8.7     7.6   114
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    25.6    19.0   135     26.5    21.3   124
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    20.1    15.7   128     21.5    16.6   130
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.7     7.3   133     12.2    10.9   112
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    12.8    10.2   125     17.6    13.4   131
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.7    15.0   131     17.0    15.7   108
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.7     9.8   119     13.0    11.0   118
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    16.0    14.4   111     16.8    14.5   116
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.9    16.4   146     19.6    16.1   122
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    20.6    17.4   118     25.0    18.8   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    124


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    14.7    14.2   104     12.6    12.1   104
 BLACK BEAR               8170    31.4    21.9   143       -M    22.0      *
 CANYON                   8090     9.5     7.7   123     11.8     9.3   127
 FISHER CREEK             9100    25.4    20.6   123       -M    21.0      *
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    16.7    14.0   119       -M    15.0      *
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     5.8     6.6    88      8.2     7.7   106
 PARKER PEAK              9400    12.3    12.9    95     11.6     9.7   120
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.0    13.0    85     14.8    13.0   114
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.7     9.8   119     13.0    11.0   118
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    23.9    16.4   146     19.6    16.1   122
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     9.8     9.4   104     15.2    11.9   128
 WHITE MILL               8700    16.0    14.1   113     15.2    15.6    97
 WOLVERINE                7650     6.0     7.4    81      5.6     8.1    69
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    111


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     8.3     8.8    94     10.4     9.7   107
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.0     5.4    56      5.5     6.4    86
 DEER PARK                9700    10.7     9.4   114     13.5    12.8   105
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.4     8.9    72      7.1     7.3    97
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.2     6.7    78      7.5     7.9    95
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     9.9      *      -M    10.7      *
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.4     4.4    32      3.9     5.2    75
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    16.0    14.4   111     16.8    14.5   116
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.4     5.1    67      6.3     6.7    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                    101


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     9.7    11.9    82      7.6    10.2    75
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.4     3.1   110      5.3     5.0   106
 BLACKWATER               9780    13.8    14.4    96     12.3    12.6    98
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.2     9.5    86      8.0     8.5    94
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.9    17.1    93     18.0    15.4   117
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.7     5.0   114      7.9     5.7   139
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.5     7.0    93      6.9     6.8   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.5    20      5.4     5.8    93
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.9     6.4   123      6.9     7.6    91
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.3     3.0    43      3.4     3.3   103
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.7     6.3    90      7.1     7.2    99
 SHELL CREEK              9580     7.8     8.8    89      7.5     8.0    94
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.0    13.0    85     14.8    13.0   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.8     7.7    88     11.2    11.8    95
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .8     3.3    24      3.2     4.1    78
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    10.1      *    11.9     9.9   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                    102


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    13.8    14.4    96     12.3    12.6    98
 EVENING STAR             9200    15.9    17.1    93     18.0    15.4   117
 KIRWIN                   9550     6.5     7.0    93      6.9     6.8   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.5    20      5.4     5.8    93
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.0    13.0    85     14.8    13.0   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.8     7.7    88     11.2    11.8    95
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    10.1      *    11.9     9.9   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                    107


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.4     3.1   110      5.3     5.0   106
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.4     5.3    64      5.6     5.1   110
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.2     9.5    86      8.0     8.5    94
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.0     6.5    92      7.4     7.0   106
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.3     7.0   104      7.2     7.3    99
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.2     7.1    87      7.1     7.8    91
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.7     5.0   114      7.9     5.7   139
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.0     3.8    53      3.8     4.8    79
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     7.9     6.4   123      6.9     7.6    91
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     5.7     6.3    90      7.1     7.2    99
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.3     6.3   100      8.8     7.8   113
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.1     3.6    86      7.0     6.0   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    103


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.5     4.6    98      6.7     7.0    96
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.7     3.6    75      5.3      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.6     4.1    88      5.0     5.8    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     91


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    19.7    13.2   149     21.6    14.2   152
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    11.1    11.3    98     14.3    11.9   120
 ELK RIVER                8700    11.8     9.8   120     13.6    10.9   125
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    14.3    11.9   120     17.5    14.1   124
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    21.7    16.1   135     21.8    14.3   152
 OLD BATTLE               9920    23.2    17.4   133     26.8    19.3   139
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     6.8     6.5   105      9.6     6.9   139
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     8.1     6.3   129     11.7     9.4   124
 TOWER                   10500    33.3    25.4   131     29.0    21.8   133
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    13.8      *      -M    15.6      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     7.1     6.5   109      8.8     7.4   119
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    134


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    14.9    13.2   113     12.5    12.3   102
 CASPER MTN.              7850     9.5     8.0   119     11.6     8.1   143
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     9.6     9.2   104     11.3     9.3   122
 DEER PARK                9700    10.7     9.4   114     13.5    12.8   105
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.4     6.4    84      6.3     7.2    88
 RENO HILL                8500     9.4     7.6   124     11.0     8.3   133
 ROACH                    9700     9.5     9.2   103     12.2    10.2   120
 SAND LAKE               10050    20.9    17.5   119     20.1    13.8   146
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     9.9      *      -M    10.7      *
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.3     4.0    82      5.4     6.3    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    118


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     8.8     6.0   147     11.0     8.5   129
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    11.1    11.3    98     14.3    11.9   120
 OLD BATTLE               9920    23.2    17.4   133     26.8    19.3   139
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     9.0     7.6   118     14.5    10.8   134
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    30.0    14.9   201       -M    16.4      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    144                    132


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     9.5     8.3   114     10.1     7.8   129
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    17.0    16.0   106     13.8    13.3   104
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     6.7     7.3    92      7.4     7.0   106
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.7     7.6   114      9.6     7.8   123
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.8     8.4    93      8.7     7.6   114
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     8.8     8.4   105     10.1     8.3   122
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    11.6     9.7   120     12.4    10.1   123
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.5     6.6    98      6.7     6.9    97
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    11.0     8.4   131     10.9     9.6   114
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    19.7    15.0   131     17.0    15.7   108
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    18.2    14.4   126     19.1    13.8   138
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    117


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     9.0     7.0   129      8.9     7.1   125
 HEWINTA                  9500     6.2     5.4   115      9.3     8.2   113
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.7     3.7    46      4.1     4.7    87
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.2     3.4   124      4.8     4.4   109
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    18.7    15.2   123     16.6    14.6   114
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    12.4     9.2   135     13.9    12.1   115
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     9.0     8.0   112     10.4     8.9   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    113


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    14.8    10.8   137     14.0    11.1   126
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    12.7     8.1   157     15.5    11.9   130
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    12.4     9.2   135     13.9    12.1   115
 LILY LAKE                9050     8.6     6.9   125     10.3    10.1   102
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    19.4    14.7   132     19.9    14.5   137
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600     9.7     7.3   133     12.2    10.9   112
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    18.8    13.1   144     19.2    13.6   141
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    138                    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.