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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 FRIDAY: MARCH 10 , 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    20.0    16.8   119     24.0    19.5   123
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    26.3    20.4   129     28.1    24.4   115
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    19.7    17.3   114     21.8    18.2   120
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    34.9    31.6   110     37.4    32.6   115
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    10.9    12.4    88     12.6    11.4   111
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    38.0    31.7   120     36.5    33.2   110
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    29.5    25.6   115     30.1    26.0   116
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.9    13.0   115     17.3    16.7   104
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    19.7    17.7   111     24.4    20.4   120
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    28.2    23.6   119       -M    23.7      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    17.0    16.7   102     17.1    16.9   101
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    22.0   102     23.4    21.9   107
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.6    24.8   131     24.7    24.7   100
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    31.9    27.1   118     35.7    28.6   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    113


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    19.8    21.1    94     17.3    18.0    96
 BLACK BEAR               8170    45.5    35.1   130       -M    35.5      *
 CANYON                   8090    13.4    12.2   110     15.6    13.8   113
 FISHER CREEK             9100    37.3    31.3   119     34.2    32.4   106
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    24.9    22.4   111     29.6    23.6   125
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     9.2    10.3    89     11.3    11.4    99
 PARKER PEAK              9400    16.5    19.3    85     14.8    14.5   102
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.9    20.0    80     19.6    18.8   104
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    17.0    16.7   102     17.1    16.9   101
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.6    24.8   131     24.7    24.7   100
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    14.9    15.4    97     21.2    18.5   115
 WHITE MILL               8700    23.7    21.6   110     21.5    24.0    90
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.3    11.1    75      8.0    11.7    68
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    103


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.5    13.2    95     14.5    14.5   100
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.5     7.7    58      7.3     9.1    80
 DEER PARK                9700    15.4    15.0   103     19.0    19.0   100
 HOBBS PARK              10100     9.4    12.7    74      9.8    10.8    91
 LITTLE WARM              9370     7.9    10.2    77     10.6    11.7    91
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.8    14.9    99     15.6    16.0    98
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     2.8     6.3    44      5.6     7.6    74
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.4    22.0   102     23.4    21.9   107
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     5.4     7.3    74      8.3     9.7    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     95


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    13.3    17.0    78     10.5    15.1    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.5     4.7    96      6.5     7.0    93
 BLACKWATER               9780    20.0    21.7    92     18.1    18.2    99
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.1    14.0    86     12.0    12.5    96
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.7    26.5    86     24.9    22.9   109
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.6     7.9    96      9.7     8.4   115
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.6     9.7    89      9.2     9.8    94
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.6     7.3    22      5.9     8.2    72
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3     9.7   106      8.8    10.4    85
 OWL CREEK                8975     2.2     4.5    49      4.2     4.8    88
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.3     9.3    89      9.6    10.7    90
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.0    12.6    95     11.3    11.6    97
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.9    20.0    80     19.6    18.8   104
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.3    11.9    78     15.0    16.2    93
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.5     4.7    32      4.1     6.0    68
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.0    15.3    85     15.5    14.4   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     83                     95


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    20.0    21.7    92     18.1    18.2    99
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.7    26.5    86     24.9    22.9   109
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.6     9.7    89      9.2     9.8    94
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.6     7.3    22      5.9     8.2    72
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    15.9    20.0    80     19.6    18.8   104
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.3    11.9    78     15.0    16.2    93
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.0    15.3    85     15.5    14.4   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                    100


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.5     4.7    96      6.5     7.0    93
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.2     8.3    63      7.3     7.3   100
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.1    14.0    86     12.0    12.5    96
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.2     9.6    85      9.3    10.3    90
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    10.7    10.9    98      9.7    10.7    91
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.8    10.1    87      9.6    11.1    86
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.6     7.9    96      9.7     8.4   115
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.2     5.6    57      5.3     6.9    77
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3     9.7   106      8.8    10.4    85
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.3     9.3    89      9.6    10.7    90
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     8.8     9.7    91     11.5    11.4   101
 TIE CREEK                6870     4.3     5.5    78      8.5     8.5   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     94


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     6.4     7.9    81      9.2     9.8    94
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.4     5.4    81      7.7      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.5     7.2    76      7.1     7.8    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     80                     93


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    28.3    23.1   123     29.7    22.2   134
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    17.1    16.9   101     19.6    18.1   108
 ELK RIVER                8700    18.5    17.1   108     18.8    17.1   110
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    19.2    18.4   104     22.8    21.6   106
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    29.9    24.5   122     29.0    21.5   135
 OLD BATTLE               9920    33.2    28.2   118     36.6    30.3   121
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    12.1     9.8   123     13.0    10.5   124
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    11.2    11.0   102     14.7    14.2   104
 TOWER                   10500    46.9    39.9   118     43.7    33.8   129
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    24.9    23.2   107     30.5    23.5   130
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    11.0    10.2   108     11.7    11.1   105
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                    121


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    22.6    20.3   111     19.5    18.8   104
 CASPER MTN.              7850    14.7    12.1   121     15.4    12.1   127
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    13.9    13.9   100     15.3    14.4   106
 DEER PARK                9700    15.4    15.0   103     19.0    19.0   100
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     8.6     9.6    90      9.4    10.8    87
 RENO HILL                8500    13.6    11.4   119     14.9    12.5   119
 ROACH                    9700    13.8    14.8    93     15.4    16.0    96
 SAND LAKE               10050    29.0    27.4   106     27.8    20.7   134
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.8    14.9    99     15.6    16.0    98
 WINDY PEAK               7900     6.5     6.8    96      8.6     9.1    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105                    108


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    12.5    10.7   117     14.4    13.3   108
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    17.1    16.9   101     19.6    18.1   108
 OLD BATTLE               9920    33.2    28.2   118     36.6    30.3   121
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    14.0    13.6   103     19.3    16.6   116
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    33.9    26.1   130     30.8    25.0   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    117


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    13.4    12.9   104     13.5    11.9   113
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    25.6    24.8   103     19.2    20.1    96
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    10.0    11.7    85     10.4    10.8    96
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    12.1    11.9   102     13.0    11.6   112
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    10.9    12.4    88     12.6    11.4   111
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    13.5    13.4   101     14.2    13.1   108
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    17.5    15.6   112     17.9    15.6   115
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.9    10.2    97      9.3    10.1    92
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    16.5    13.2   125     15.3    14.5   106
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    28.2    23.6   119       -M    23.7      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    27.3    22.3   122     27.9    22.0   127
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    109


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    13.9    11.8   118     12.6    11.0   115
 HEWINTA                  9500    10.9     9.9   110     13.4    12.5   107
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     4.1     6.2    66      6.5     6.7    97
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.2     6.2   100      7.2     6.3   114
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    28.2    24.1   117       -M    22.4      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.6    15.0   124     20.2    18.2   111
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    14.0    13.7   102     15.3    13.9   110
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    110


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    22.1    18.4   120     19.4    17.2   113
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    19.0    14.3   133     21.9    18.3   120
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.6    15.0   124     20.2    18.2   111
 LILY LAKE                9050    13.2    11.5   115     14.5    15.3    95
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    29.9    26.6   112     28.6    22.4   128
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    14.9    13.0   115     17.3    16.7   104
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    26.6    22.1   120     24.6    21.9   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    119                    113

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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.