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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 SUNDAY: JANUARY 29 , 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    15.3    12.3   124     19.3    14.5   133
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    18.9    13.8   137     21.7    18.2   119
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    15.5    11.9   130     17.9    13.3   135
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    26.6    22.2   120     30.9    24.3   127
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.6     9.3    92      9.4     8.5   111
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    29.6    22.3   133     30.0    24.2   124
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    22.7    17.9   127     24.1    18.9   128
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.2     8.8   127     13.9    12.3   113
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    15.0    12.1   124     19.8    15.2   130
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.2    16.9   131     17.1    17.8    96
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.2    11.4   116     14.0    12.4   113
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.6    16.4   107     18.3    16.3   112
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.6    18.5   144     21.3    18.0   118
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    23.5    19.6   120     27.8    21.2   131
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    125                    121


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    16.0    15.8   101     13.7    13.6   101
 BLACK BEAR               8170    36.0    24.9   145       -M    25.3      *
 CANYON                   8090    10.5     8.7   121     12.9    10.5   123
 FISHER CREEK             9100    28.5    23.2   123     26.9    23.9   113
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    19.2    15.8   122     23.9    17.0   141
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.8     7.5    91      9.0     8.7   103
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.3    14.4    92     12.4    10.8   115
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.8    83     16.1    14.4   112
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.2    11.4   116     14.0    12.4   113
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.6    18.5   144     21.3    18.0   118
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    11.4    10.8   106     17.1    13.4   128
 WHITE MILL               8700    17.8    15.7   113     16.5    17.8    93
 WOLVERINE                7650     6.9     8.4    82      6.1     9.0    68
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    112


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.6     9.8    98     11.3    11.0   103
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.2     5.9    54      5.7     7.0    81
 DEER PARK                9700    11.7    11.2   104     14.4    14.2   101
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.8     9.6    71      7.5     8.0    94
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.9     7.6    78      8.0     8.9    90
 SOUTH PASS               9040    11.2    11.1   101     12.2    11.9   103
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.5     4.7    32      3.9     5.6    70
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.6    16.4   107     18.3    16.3   112
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.7     5.5    67      6.5     7.2    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     97


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.2    13.2    77      8.0    11.5    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.6     3.4   106      5.5     5.4   102
 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    16.2    96     14.0    13.9   101
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.4    84      8.5     9.4    90
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.5    19.2    91     19.5    17.2   113
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.1     5.6   109      8.2     6.3   130
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.1     7.6    93      7.5     7.4   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.8    19      5.3     6.1    87
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.4     7.0   120      7.4     8.2    90
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.5     3.3    45      3.5     3.6    97
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.2     7.0    89      7.6     8.1    94
 SHELL CREEK              9580     8.5     9.7    88      8.1     9.0    90
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.8    83     16.1    14.4   112
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.7     8.6    90     12.2    13.0    94
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .9     3.5    26      3.3     4.4    75
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    11.6      *    12.8    11.1   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     99


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    16.2    96     14.0    13.9   101
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.5    19.2    91     19.5    17.2   113
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.1     7.6    93      7.5     7.4   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.1     5.8    19      5.3     6.1    87
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.8    83     16.1    14.4   112
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.7     8.6    90     12.2    13.0    94
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    11.6      *    12.8    11.1   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                    105


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.6     3.4   106      5.5     5.4   102
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.8     5.9    64      5.9     5.6   105
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.4    84      8.5     9.4    90
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.2     7.2    86      7.7     7.7   100
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.9     7.9   100      7.8     8.0    98
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.6     7.7    86      7.5     8.5    88
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.1     5.6   109      8.2     6.3   130
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.2     4.1    54      4.0     5.2    77
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.4     7.0   120      7.4     8.2    90
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.2     7.0    89      7.6     8.1    94
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.7     7.0    96      9.2     8.6   107
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.2     3.9    82      7.2     6.6   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     99


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.7     5.1    92      6.4     7.6    84
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.8     3.9    72      5.6      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.8     4.8    79      5.4     6.2    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     86


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    21.6    15.8   137     24.0    16.2   148
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.3    12.7    97     15.4    13.3   116
 ELK RIVER                8700    13.7    11.7   117     15.1    12.3   123
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    15.7    13.5   116     18.8    15.8   119
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    23.5    17.9   131     23.4    16.0   146
 OLD BATTLE               9920    25.7    19.5   132     29.2    21.8   134
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     8.0     7.3   110     10.8     7.7   140
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     8.5     7.2   118     12.4    10.6   117
 TOWER                   10500    36.5    29.2   125     30.1    24.7   122
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    15.6      *      -M    17.5      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     8.5     7.3   116      9.8     8.1   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    129


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    16.5    14.9   111     13.4    13.9    96
 CASPER MTN.              7850    10.2     8.8   116     12.2     8.7   140
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    10.8    10.3   105     12.1    10.3   117
 DEER PARK                9700    11.7    11.2   104     14.4    14.2   101
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     6.0     7.1    85      7.0     7.9    89
 RENO HILL                8500    10.1     8.2   123     11.6     9.1   127
 ROACH                    9700    10.3    10.6    97     13.3    11.4   117
 SAND LAKE               10050    22.5    19.4   116     21.5    15.5   139
 SOUTH PASS               9040    11.2    11.1   101     12.2    11.9   103
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.6     4.4    82      5.6     6.9    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    112


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    10.1     7.4   136     12.0     9.6   125
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.3    12.7    97     15.4    13.3   116
 OLD BATTLE               9920    25.7    19.5   132     29.2    21.8   134
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    10.4     9.3   112     15.9    12.2   130
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    24.3    17.8   137     25.0    18.8   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    129


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    10.8     9.3   116     11.2     8.8   127
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      -M    17.9      *    15.6    15.0   104
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.5     8.3    90      8.2     7.9   104
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     9.5     8.6   110     10.3     8.7   118
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.6     9.3    92      9.4     8.5   111
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    10.2     9.5   107     11.2     9.4   119
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    13.1    10.9   120     13.9    11.5   121
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.3     7.5    97      7.3     7.7    95
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    12.2     9.5   128     12.0    10.8   111
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.2    16.9   131     17.1    17.8    96
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    20.9    16.2   129     21.8    15.7   139
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    113


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    10.6     8.1   131      9.9     8.1   122
 HEWINTA                  9500     7.6     6.4   119     10.3     9.1   113
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     2.5     4.3    58      4.7     5.1    92
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.8     4.0   120      5.4     4.7   115
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    21.6    17.1   126     18.9    16.4   115
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.6    10.4   140     16.1    13.5   119
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    10.3     9.1   113     11.6     9.9   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    121                    115


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    17.0    12.7   134     15.6    12.5   125
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    14.0     9.5   147     16.7    13.3   126
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.6    10.4   140     16.1    13.5   119
 LILY LAKE                9050     9.8     7.9   124     11.5    11.2   103
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    21.9    17.5   125     21.4    16.3   131
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.2     8.8   127     13.9    12.3   113
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    20.7    15.2   136     20.6    15.4   134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    133                    123

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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.