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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 31 , 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    16.3    12.6   129     20.3    14.8   137
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    20.2    14.1   143     22.8    18.5   123
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    16.1    12.2   132     18.4    13.6   135
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    28.1    22.7   124     32.0    24.8   129
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.0     9.4    96      9.6     8.6   112
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    31.3    22.8   137     30.8    24.7   125
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    23.5    18.3   128     24.8    19.3   128
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.9     9.1   131     14.6    12.5   117
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    16.0    12.4   129     20.5    15.5   132
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    23.4    17.2   136       -M    18.1      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.7    11.7   117     14.4    12.6   114
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.3    16.7   110     19.3    16.6   116
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    27.6    18.8   147     21.8    18.3   119
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    24.4    20.0   122     28.8    21.6   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    128                    126


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    16.7    16.1   104     14.5    13.9   104
 BLACK BEAR               8170    37.6    25.4   148       -M    25.8      *
 CANYON                   8090    11.0     8.8   125     13.4    10.7   125
 FISHER CREEK             9100    29.8    23.6   126     27.7    24.4   114
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    20.1    16.1   125     24.2    17.3   140
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     7.2     7.6    95      9.4     8.8   107
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.8    14.7    94     12.8    11.0   116
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.8    15.1    85     16.7    14.7   114
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    13.7    11.7   117     14.4    12.6   114
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    27.6    18.8   147     21.8    18.3   119
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    12.0    11.0   109     17.6    13.7   128
 WHITE MILL               8700    18.8    16.0   118     17.7    18.1    98
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.5     8.5    88      6.4     9.1    70
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    114


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    10.2    10.0   102     12.2    11.2   109
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     3.5     6.0    58      5.9     7.1    83
 DEER PARK                9700    12.5    11.5   109     15.3    14.4   106
 HOBBS PARK              10100     7.1     9.7    73      7.9     8.1    98
 LITTLE WARM              9370     6.2     7.7    81      8.4     9.0    93
 SOUTH PASS               9040    12.0    11.3   106     13.0    12.1   107
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.7     4.8    35      4.0     5.7    70
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.3    16.7   110     19.3    16.6   116
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.0     5.6    71      6.6     7.3    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                    101


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.2    13.4    76      8.2    11.7    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     3.5   106      5.5     5.5   100
 BLACKWATER               9780    16.2    16.5    98     14.5    14.1   103
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.5    83      8.8     9.5    93
 EVENING STAR             9200    18.4    19.5    94     20.5    17.5   117
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.2     5.7   109      8.2     6.4   128
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.2     7.7    94      7.8     7.5   104
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.3     5.9    22      5.6     6.2    90
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.4     7.1   118      7.4     8.3    89
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.6     3.4    47      3.9     3.7   105
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.4     7.1    90      7.9     8.2    96
 SHELL CREEK              9580     8.7     9.8    89      8.2     9.2    89
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.8    15.1    85     16.7    14.7   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.0     8.7    92     12.5    13.2    95
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.0     3.6    28      3.2     4.5    71
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.7    11.9    90     13.3    11.3   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                    100


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    16.2    16.5    98     14.5    14.1   103
 EVENING STAR             9200    18.4    19.5    94     20.5    17.5   117
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.2     7.7    94      7.8     7.5   104
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.3     5.9    22      5.6     6.2    90
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.8    15.1    85     16.7    14.7   114
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     8.0     8.7    92     12.5    13.2    95
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.7    11.9    90     13.3    11.3   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                    108


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     3.7     3.5   106      5.5     5.5   100
 BIG GOOSE                7990     3.9     6.0    65      6.0     5.7   105
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     8.7    10.5    83      8.8     9.5    93
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.3     7.3    86      7.9     7.8   101
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     8.0     8.0   100      8.3     8.1   102
 DOME LAKE                8880      -M     7.8      *      -M     8.6      *
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.2     5.7   109      8.2     6.4   128
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     2.2     4.2    52      4.2     5.3    79
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.4     7.1   118      7.4     8.3    89
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.4     7.1    90      7.9     8.2    96
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     6.9     7.1    97      9.5     8.7   109
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.3     4.0    82      7.2     6.7   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                    101


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.7     5.2    90      7.1     7.7    92
 COLE CANYON              5910     2.9     4.0    72      5.8      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     3.9     4.9    80      5.5     6.3    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     90


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    22.1    16.3   136     25.2    16.5   153
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.5    12.9    97     15.6    13.6   115
 ELK RIVER                8700    14.2    12.0   118     15.4    12.6   122
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    15.7    13.8   114     19.3    16.1   120
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    23.7    18.2   130     23.5    16.3   144
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.2    19.8   132     30.1    22.2   136
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     8.2     7.4   111     11.0     7.8   141
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     8.6     7.3   118     12.6    10.8   117
 TOWER                   10500    37.4    29.8   126       -M    25.2      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      -M    15.9      *      -M    17.8      *
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     8.7     7.4   118     10.0     8.2   122
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    131


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    17.2    15.2   113     14.2    14.2   100
 CASPER MTN.              7850    10.4     8.9   117     12.3     8.8   140
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    11.0    10.5   105     12.3    10.5   117
 DEER PARK                9700    12.5    11.5   109     15.3    14.4   106
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     6.1     7.2    85      7.1     8.0    89
 RENO HILL                8500    10.2     8.3   123     11.7     9.2   127
 ROACH                    9700    10.6    10.9    97     13.6    11.6   117
 SAND LAKE               10050    22.8    19.7   116     21.9    15.8   139
 SOUTH PASS               9040    12.0    11.3   106     13.0    12.1   107
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.7     4.5    82      5.6     7.0    80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    114


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    10.1     7.7   131     12.3     9.8   126
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    12.5    12.9    97     15.6    13.6   115
 OLD BATTLE               9920    26.2    19.8   132     30.1    22.2   136
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    10.5     9.6   109     16.0    12.4   129
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    25.0    18.3   137     25.8    19.2   134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    123                    129


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    11.2     9.4   119     11.7     8.9   131
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    22.5    18.2   124     16.3    15.3   107
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     8.0     8.4    95      8.6     8.0   108
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    10.0     8.7   115     10.7     8.8   122
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.0     9.4    96      9.6     8.6   112
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    10.7     9.7   110     11.6     9.6   121
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    13.6    11.1   123     14.4    11.7   123
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.6     7.6   100      7.7     7.8    99
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    12.9     9.7   133     12.7    11.0   115
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    23.4    17.2   136       -M    18.1      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    22.1    16.5   134     23.0    16.0   144
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    119


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    11.2     8.3   135     10.3     8.3   124
 HEWINTA                  9500     7.7     6.6   117     10.5     9.2   114
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     2.6     4.4    59      4.8     5.2    92
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     5.0     4.1   122      5.5     4.8   115
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    22.7    17.4   130     19.1    16.7   114
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.4    10.6   145     17.0    13.8   123
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    10.5     9.3   113     11.8    10.0   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    124                    116


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    17.9    13.0   138     16.5    12.8   129
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    14.4     9.7   148     17.5    13.5   130
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    15.4    10.6   145     17.0    13.8   123
 LILY LAKE                9050    10.0     8.1   123     11.6    11.4   102
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    22.8    18.0   127     22.5    16.6   136
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    11.9     9.1   131     14.6    12.5   117
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    21.3    15.5   137     21.1    15.7   134
                                                -----                  -----
                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.