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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 24 , 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    14.8    11.6   128     18.7    13.7   136
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    18.3    13.1   140     21.1    17.4   121
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    14.7    11.2   131     17.2    12.6   137
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    24.9    20.9   119     29.5    23.0   128
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.3     8.9    93      9.2     8.1   114
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    28.1    20.9   134     28.8    23.0   125
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    21.7    17.0   128     23.0    18.0   128
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    10.7     8.2   130     13.3    11.7   114
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    14.2    11.3   126     19.0    14.4   132
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    16.1   134       -M    16.9      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    12.5    10.7   117     13.6    11.8   115
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.2    15.6   110     18.2    15.6   117
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    25.6    17.6   145     20.7    17.2   120
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    22.3    18.7   119     26.7    20.2   132
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    126                    125


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    15.6    15.1   103     13.5    13.0   104
 BLACK BEAR               8170    33.8    23.6   143       -M    23.9      *
 CANYON                   8090    10.1     8.2   123     12.6    10.0   126
 FISHER CREEK             9100    27.2    22.1   123     26.2    22.7   115
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    18.0    15.0   120     22.7    16.2   140
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.3     7.1    89      8.7     8.3   105
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.1    13.8    95     12.2    10.4   117
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.9    14.0    85     16.0    13.8   116
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    12.5    10.7   117     13.6    11.8   115
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    25.6    17.6   145     20.7    17.2   120
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    10.6    10.2   104     16.5    12.8   129
 WHITE MILL               8700    17.2    15.0   115     16.3    16.9    96
 WOLVERINE                7650     6.8     7.9    86      6.1     8.6    71
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    114


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.3     9.4    99     11.4    10.4   110
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.3     5.7    58      5.8     6.7    87
 DEER PARK                9700    11.3    10.5   108     14.2    13.6   104
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.8     9.3    73      7.6     7.7    99
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.7     7.2    79      8.2     8.5    96
 SOUTH PASS               9040    10.8    10.6   102     11.9    11.4   104
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.6     4.6    35      4.0     5.4    74
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.2    15.6   110     18.2    15.6   117
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.7     5.3    70      6.5     7.0    93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                    102


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.0    12.7    79      8.0    10.9    73
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     3.3   112      5.4     5.2   104
 BLACKWATER               9780    15.1    15.4    98     13.6    13.3   102
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.5    10.0    85      8.4     9.0    93
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.0    18.3    93     19.3    16.4   118
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.0     5.3   113      8.1     6.0   135
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.0     7.3    96      7.5     7.2   104
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.3     5.7    23      5.5     6.0    92
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.3     6.8   122      7.4     7.9    94
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.6     3.2    50      3.8     3.5   109
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.0     6.7    90      7.5     7.7    97
 SHELL CREEK              9580     8.1     9.3    87      7.7     8.6    90
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.9    14.0    85     16.0    13.8   116
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.4     8.2    90     11.9    12.5    95
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.0     3.5    29      3.2     4.3    74
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.8    11.0    89     12.7    10.6   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                    102


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    15.1    15.4    98     13.6    13.3   102
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.0    18.3    93     19.3    16.4   118
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.0     7.3    96      7.5     7.2   104
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.3     5.7    23      5.5     6.0    92
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.9    14.0    85     16.0    13.8   116
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.4     8.2    90     11.9    12.5    95
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     9.8    11.0    89     12.7    10.6   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                    108


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     3.3   112      5.4     5.2   104
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.7     5.6    66      5.9     5.4   109
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.5    10.0    85      8.4     9.0    93
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.1     6.9    88      7.7     7.4   104
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.9     7.5   105      7.9     7.7   103
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.4     7.5    85      7.3     8.2    89
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.0     5.3   113      8.1     6.0   135
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.2     4.0    55      4.1     5.0    82
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.3     6.8   122      7.4     7.9    94
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.0     6.7    90      7.5     7.7    97
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.5     6.7    97      9.1     8.3   110
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.2     3.8    84      7.1     6.4   111
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                    102


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.7     4.9    96      6.9     7.4    93
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.0     3.8    79      5.7      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.9     4.5    87      5.4     6.0    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     92


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    20.6    14.8   139     22.4    15.4   145
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    11.6    12.1    96     14.8    12.7   117
 ELK RIVER                8700    13.0    10.9   119     14.6    11.7   125
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    15.1    12.8   118     18.6    15.1   123
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    22.7    17.2   132     22.8    15.3   149
 OLD BATTLE               9920    24.7    18.6   133     28.4    20.7   137
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     7.4     7.0   106     10.2     7.4   138
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     8.4     6.8   124     12.1    10.1   120
 TOWER                   10500    35.1    27.6   127       -M    23.5      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    14.9      *      -M    16.7      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     7.5     7.0   107      9.4     7.8   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    123                    132


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    16.0    14.2   113     13.2    13.2   100
 CASPER MTN.              7850     9.8     8.5   115     11.9     8.5   140
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    10.4     9.8   106     12.0     9.9   121
 DEER PARK                9700    11.3    10.5   108     14.2    13.6   104
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.7     6.8    84      6.8     7.6    89
 RENO HILL                8500     9.8     8.0   123     11.4     8.8   130
 ROACH                    9700    10.1    10.1   100     12.3    10.9   113
 SAND LAKE               10050    21.7    18.6   117     21.0    14.8   142
 SOUTH PASS               9040    10.8    10.6   102     11.9    11.4   104
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.5     4.2    83      5.5     6.6    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    114


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     9.4     6.9   136     11.6     9.2   126
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    11.6    12.1    96     14.8    12.7   117
 OLD BATTLE               9920    24.7    18.6   133     28.4    20.7   137
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     9.7     8.6   113     15.2    11.6   131
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    23.0    16.6   139     24.8    17.8   139
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    125                    132


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    10.1     8.8   115     10.6     8.4   126
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      -M    17.1      *    15.0    14.3   105
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.3     7.8    94      7.9     7.5   105
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     9.4     8.1   116     10.1     8.3   122
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.3     8.9    93      9.2     8.1   114
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     9.7     9.0   108     10.8     9.0   120
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    12.5    10.4   120     13.4    10.9   123
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.1     7.1   100      7.4     7.4   100
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    11.8     9.0   131     11.6    10.3   113
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    16.1   134       -M    16.9      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    19.8    15.4   129     20.8    14.9   140
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    117                    118


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    10.0     7.6   132      9.6     7.7   125
 HEWINTA                  9500     6.7     6.0   112      9.8     8.7   113
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     1.9     4.0    48      4.2     4.9    86
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.1     3.7   111      4.9     4.6   107
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    20.5    16.3   126     18.5    15.6   119
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    13.8     9.9   139     15.4    12.9   119
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100     9.5     8.6   110     11.1     9.5   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    119                    115


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    16.3    11.9   137     15.1    11.9   127
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    13.4     8.9   151     16.5    12.7   130
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    13.8     9.9   139     15.4    12.9   119
 LILY LAKE                9050     9.4     7.5   125     10.9    10.8   101
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    20.7    16.3   127     21.2    15.5   137
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    10.7     8.2   130     13.3    11.7   114
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    19.7    14.3   138     19.9    14.6   136
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    135                    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.