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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 30 , 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    15.4    12.4   124     19.3    14.6   132
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    19.3    13.9   139     22.1    18.4   120
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    15.5    12.1   128     18.0    13.4   134
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    26.8    22.5   119     31.4    24.5   128
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.6     9.3    92      9.4     8.6   109
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    29.8    22.6   132     30.2    24.4   124
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    22.8    18.1   126     24.1    19.1   126
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.3     9.0   126     14.0    12.4   113
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    15.1    12.3   123     19.8    15.3   129
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.4    17.1   131     17.1    18.0    95
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.2    11.5   115     14.2    12.5   114
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.8    16.6   107     18.8    16.5   114
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.7    18.6   144     21.4    18.2   118
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    23.6    19.8   119     28.0    21.4   131
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    121


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    16.1    15.9   101     14.0    13.7   102
 BLACK BEAR               8170    36.1    25.1   144       -M    25.6      *
 CANYON                   8090    10.6     8.7   122     13.0    10.6   123
 FISHER CREEK             9100    28.7    23.4   123     27.5    24.1   114
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    19.3    15.9   121     23.9    17.2   139
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.8     7.5    91      9.0     8.7   103
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.3    14.5    92     12.4    10.9   114
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.9    83     16.1    14.6   110
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.2    11.5   115     14.2    12.5   114
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.7    18.6   144     21.4    18.2   118
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    11.4    10.9   105     17.2    13.5   127
 WHITE MILL               8700    18.0    15.8   114     16.7    17.9    93
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.0     8.4    83      6.1     9.1    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    112


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.7     9.9    98     11.7    11.1   105
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.3     5.9    56      5.8     7.0    83
 DEER PARK                9700    11.7    11.4   103     14.5    14.3   101
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.8     9.7    70      7.6     8.1    94
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.9     7.7    77      8.4     8.9    94
 SOUTH PASS               9040    11.2    11.2   100     12.2    12.0   102
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.5     4.7    32      3.9     5.6    70
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    17.8    16.6   107     18.8    16.5   114
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.7     5.5    67      6.5     7.2    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     99


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.2    13.3    77      7.9    11.6    68
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.6     3.4   106      5.5     5.4   102
 BLACKWATER               9780    15.6    16.3    96     14.1    14.0   101
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.4    84      8.5     9.5    89
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.7    19.4    91     19.8    17.3   114
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.1     5.6   109      8.2     6.3   130
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.1     7.6    93      7.6     7.5   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     5.8    21      5.4     6.1    89
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.5     7.1   120      7.4     8.2    90
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.5     3.4    44      3.5     3.6    97
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.4     7.1    90      7.7     8.2    94
 SHELL CREEK              9580     8.5     9.7    88      8.2     9.1    90
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.9    83     16.1    14.6   110
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.7     8.7    89     12.2    13.1    93
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .9     3.6    25      3.3     4.4    75
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    11.7      *    12.9    11.2   115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     99


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    15.6    16.3    96     14.1    14.0   101
 EVENING STAR             9200    17.7    19.4    91     19.8    17.3   114
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.1     7.6    93      7.6     7.5   101
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.2     5.8    21      5.4     6.1    89
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.3    14.9    83     16.1    14.6   110
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     7.7     8.7    89     12.2    13.1    93
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      -M    11.7      *    12.9    11.2   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     3.7     5.9    63      5.8     5.6   104
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.4    84      8.5     9.5    89
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.2     7.3    85      7.6     7.8    97
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     7.9     8.0    99      7.6     8.1    94
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.6     7.8    85      7.5     8.6    87
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.1     5.6   109      8.2     6.3   130
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      -M     4.1      *      -M     5.2      *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.5     7.1   120      7.4     8.2    90
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.4     7.1    90      7.7     8.2    94
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.7     7.1    94      9.2     8.7   106
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.1     3.9    79      7.1     6.7   106
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                     99


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.6     5.1    90      6.9     7.7    90
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.7     3.9    69      5.7      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.7     4.9    76      5.3     6.2    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     88


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    22.0    16.1   137     25.0    16.4   152
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.3    12.8    96     15.4    13.5   114
 ELK RIVER                8700    14.0    11.9   118     15.2    12.5   122
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    15.7    13.6   115     18.8    15.9   118
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    23.5    18.1   130     23.4    16.1   145
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.0    19.6   133     29.8    22.0   135
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     8.0     7.4   108     10.8     7.8   138
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     8.5     7.2   118     12.4    10.7   116
 TOWER                   10500    37.1    29.5   126     30.0    24.9   120
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    15.8      *      -M    17.7      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     8.6     7.4   116      9.8     8.2   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    129


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    16.9    15.0   113     14.0    14.0   100
 CASPER MTN.              7850    10.1     8.9   113     12.2     8.8   139
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    10.8    10.4   104     12.2    10.4   117
 DEER PARK                9700    11.7    11.4   103     14.5    14.3   101
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.9     7.2    82      6.9     8.0    86
 RENO HILL                8500     9.9     8.3   119     11.5     9.2   125
 ROACH                    9700    10.4    10.8    96     13.2    11.5   115
 SAND LAKE               10050    22.6    19.6   115     21.7    15.6   139
 SOUTH PASS               9040    11.2    11.2   100     12.2    12.0   102
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.5     4.4    80      5.6     6.9    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105                    112


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    10.1     7.6   133     12.1     9.7   125
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.3    12.8    96     15.4    13.5   114
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.0    19.6   133     29.8    22.0   135
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    10.4     9.4   111     15.9    12.3   129
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    24.8    18.0   138     25.4    19.0   134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    129


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    10.8     9.3   116     11.3     8.8   128
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      -M    18.1      *    15.6    15.1   103
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.7     8.3    93      8.3     8.0   104
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     9.6     8.6   112     10.3     8.8   117
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.6     9.3    92      9.4     8.6   109
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    10.2     9.6   106     11.2     9.5   118
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    13.1    11.0   119     13.9    11.6   120
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.3     7.5    97      7.4     7.8    95
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    12.3     9.6   128     12.2    10.9   112
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    22.4    17.1   131     17.1    18.0    95
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    21.3    16.3   131     22.2    15.9   140
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    113


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    10.7     8.2   130     10.0     8.2   122
 HEWINTA                  9500     7.6     6.5   117     10.4     9.2   113
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     2.5     4.3    58      4.8     5.1    94
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     4.9     4.0   123      5.5     4.7   117
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    21.8    17.3   126     18.9    16.5   115
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.8    10.5   141     16.3    13.7   119
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    10.4     9.2   113     11.7     9.9   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    121                    115


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    17.1    12.9   133     15.8    12.7   124
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    14.2     9.6   148     16.8    13.4   125
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    14.8    10.5   141     16.3    13.7   119
 LILY LAKE                9050     9.9     8.0   124     11.6    11.3   103
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    22.1    17.7   125     21.5    16.4   131
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.3     9.0   126     14.0    12.4   113
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    20.8    15.4   135     20.8    15.5   134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    133                    122

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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.