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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: MARCH 7 , 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    19.2    16.6   116     23.4    19.2   122
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    25.8    19.7   131       -M    23.9      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    19.4    16.9   115     21.4    17.9   120
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    33.6    30.9   109     37.0    32.0   116
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    10.9    12.1    90     11.5    11.2   103
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    37.0    31.0   119       -M    32.6      *
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    28.7    25.0   115     29.5    25.5   116
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.4    12.7   113     17.1    16.4   104
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    19.1    17.3   110     23.9    20.1   119
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    27.8    23.1   120       -M    23.3      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    16.6    16.3   102     17.0    16.6   102
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.1    21.6   102     23.0    21.5   107
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.0    24.3   132     24.7    24.3   102
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    31.1    26.5   117     35.0    28.1   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    113


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    19.8    20.6    96     17.4    17.7    98
 BLACK BEAR               8170    44.1    34.4   128       -M    34.8      *
 CANYON                   8090    13.0    11.9   109     15.5    13.5   115
 FISHER CREEK             9100    36.4    30.8   118     33.8    31.8   106
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    23.9    21.9   109     28.2    23.1   122
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     9.2    10.1    91     11.3    11.2   101
 PARKER PEAK              9400    16.4    18.9    87     14.9    14.2   105
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.6    19.6    80     19.5    18.5   105
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    16.6    16.3   102     17.0    16.6   102
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.0    24.3   132     24.7    24.3   102
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    14.2    15.0    95     20.6    18.1   114
 WHITE MILL               8700    23.3    21.2   110     21.3    23.6    90
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.1    10.9    74      8.3    11.5    72
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    104


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.4    13.0    95     14.5    14.2   102
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.7     7.5    63      7.3     8.8    83
 DEER PARK                9700    15.1    14.8   102     18.3    18.6    98
 HOBBS PARK              10100     9.4    12.4    76      9.9    10.5    94
 LITTLE WARM              9370     8.0    10.0    80     10.5    11.4    92
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.6    14.6   100     15.3    15.7    97
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     3.1     6.2    50      5.5     7.4    74
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.1    21.6   102     23.0    21.5   107
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     5.6     7.2    78      8.2     9.4    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     96


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    12.9    16.7    77     10.4    14.8    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.7     4.6   102      6.4     6.8    94
 BLACKWATER               9780    19.7    21.3    92     17.9    17.9   100
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    11.5    13.7    84     11.8    12.2    97
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.4    26.0    86     24.7    22.5   110
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.9     7.7   103      9.7     8.2   118
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.6     9.5    91      9.5     9.6    99
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.9     7.2    26      6.2     7.9    78
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3     9.5   108      8.9    10.1    88
 OWL CREEK                8975     2.5     4.4    57      4.8     4.7   102
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.1     9.1    89      9.9    10.5    94
 SHELL CREEK              9580    11.8    12.3    96     10.9    11.3    96
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.6    19.6    80     19.5    18.5   105
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.2    11.7    79     14.6    16.0    91
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.6     4.5    36      4.0     5.8    69
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    15.1    85     15.4    14.1   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                     97


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    19.7    21.3    92     17.9    17.9   100
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.4    26.0    86     24.7    22.5   110
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.6     9.5    91      9.5     9.6    99
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.9     7.2    26      6.2     7.9    78
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.6    19.6    80     19.5    18.5   105
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.2    11.7    79     14.6    16.0    91
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    15.1    85     15.4    14.1   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                    101


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.7     4.6   102      6.4     6.8    94
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.3     8.1    65      7.5     7.1   106
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    11.5    13.7    84     11.8    12.2    97
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.2     9.4    87      9.5    10.0    95
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    10.7    10.6   101     10.1    10.4    97
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.8     9.9    89      9.5    10.8    88
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.9     7.7   103      9.7     8.2   118
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.3     5.5    60      5.4     6.7    81
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3     9.5   108      8.9    10.1    88
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.1     9.1    89      9.9    10.5    94
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     8.6     9.5    91     11.4    11.1   103
 TIE CREEK                6870     4.4     5.3    83      8.5     8.3   102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     97


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     6.6     7.6    87      9.3     9.6    97
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.4     5.3    83      7.7      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.6     7.1    79      7.3     7.7    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                     96


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    27.7    22.7   122     29.8    21.8   137
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    14.9    16.5    90     17.9    17.7   101
 ELK RIVER                8700    17.6    16.8   105     18.0    16.8   107
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    18.4    18.0   102     22.3    21.1   106
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    28.9    23.9   121     28.1    21.1   133
 OLD BATTLE               9920    31.3    27.5   114     36.0    29.7   121
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    10.7     9.6   111     12.5    10.3   121
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    10.4    10.7    97     14.5    13.9   104
 TOWER                   10500    45.4    39.1   116     43.2    33.2   130
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    22.9    22.6   101     28.6    23.0   124
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    10.7    10.0   107     11.6    10.9   106
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    120


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    21.0    19.9   106     18.0    18.4    98
 CASPER MTN.              7850    13.9    11.8   118     14.9    11.7   127
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    13.5    13.6    99     14.8    14.0   106
 DEER PARK                9700    15.1    14.8   102     18.3    18.6    98
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     8.3     9.4    88      9.4    10.5    90
 RENO HILL                8500    13.1    11.1   118     14.4    12.2   118
 ROACH                    9700    12.6    14.5    87     15.7    15.6   101
 SAND LAKE               10050    27.2    26.7   102     26.2    20.2   130
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.6    14.6   100     15.3    15.7    97
 WINDY PEAK               7900     5.7     6.5    88      7.8     8.9    88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    106


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    11.8    10.3   115     13.9    13.0   107
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    14.9    16.5    90     17.9    17.7   101
 OLD BATTLE               9920    31.3    27.5   114     36.0    29.7   121
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    12.9    13.2    98     18.5    16.3   113
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    32.6    25.3   129     30.7    24.4   126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    112                    116


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    13.3    12.6   106     13.5    11.7   115
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    25.2    24.2   104     19.0    19.8    96
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     9.8    11.5    85     10.4    10.6    98
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    12.2    11.6   105     13.0    11.4   114
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    10.9    12.1    90     11.5    11.2   103
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    13.5    13.0   104     14.1    12.9   109
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    17.2    15.2   113     17.7    15.3   116
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.9    10.0    99      9.7     9.9    98
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    16.4    12.9   127     15.2    14.2   107
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    27.8    23.1   120       -M    23.3      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    26.8    21.8   123     27.5    21.6   127
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109                    109


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    13.8    11.5   120     12.5    10.8   116
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.6     9.7   109     12.9    12.2   106
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     3.4     6.1    56      5.7     6.5    88
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.1     6.0   102      6.6     6.1   108
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    27.6    23.5   117       -M    22.0      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.3    14.7   124     20.0    17.9   112
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    13.2    13.3    99     14.5    13.6   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    108


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    21.5    18.0   119     19.3    16.8   115
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    18.0    13.9   129     21.2    17.9   118
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.3    14.7   124     20.0    17.9   112
 LILY LAKE                9050    12.5    11.3   111     14.1    14.9    95
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    28.8    25.9   111     27.2    22.0   124
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.4    12.7   113     17.1    16.4   104
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    25.5    21.6   118     24.1    21.4   113
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    112

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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.