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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 14 , 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    17.2   116     24.0    19.9   121
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600    26.2    21.2   124     28.4    25.0   114
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    19.7    17.8   111     21.8    18.5   118
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    35.5    32.6   109     37.3    33.3   112
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    11.0    12.8    86     11.8    11.7   101
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    38.3    32.6   117     36.6    33.9   108
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    29.8    26.3   113     30.3    26.6   114
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    15.0    13.3   113     17.5    17.1   102
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    19.9    18.2   109     24.4    20.8   117
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    28.3    24.2   117       -M    24.3      *
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    17.2    17.3    99     17.4    17.3   101
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.5    22.6   100     23.5    22.5   104
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.7    25.4   129     24.8    25.3    98
 WILLOW CREEK             8450    32.0    27.8   115     36.0    29.3   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                    111


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275    20.0    21.7    92     17.6    18.4    96
 BLACK BEAR               8170    45.7    36.1   127       -M    36.5      *
 CANYON                   8090    13.5    12.6   107     15.9    14.1   113
 FISHER CREEK             9100    37.4    32.1   117     34.5    33.2   104
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    25.0    23.0   109     30.1    24.2   124
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     9.4    10.5    90     11.5    11.6    99
 PARKER PEAK              9400    16.8    19.8    85     15.0    14.8   101
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    16.0    20.5    78     19.9    19.2   104
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    17.2    17.3    99     17.4    17.3   101
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    32.7    25.4   129     24.8    25.3    98
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    15.0    15.8    95     21.4    19.0   113
 WHITE MILL               8700    23.9    22.2   108     21.7    24.6    88
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.4    11.2    75      8.2    11.9    69
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105                    102


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.6    13.4    94     14.6    14.8    99
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.7     7.9    59      7.5     9.4    80
 DEER PARK                9700    15.5    15.2   102     18.9    19.6    96
 HOBBS PARK              10100     9.8    13.0    75     10.3    11.2    92
 LITTLE WARM              9370     8.0    10.5    76     10.6    12.0    88
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.9    15.3    97     15.9    16.5    96
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     3.1     6.5    48      5.8     7.8    74
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.5    22.6   100     23.5    22.5   104
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     5.6     7.5    75      8.6    10.1    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     93


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    13.7    17.5    78     10.8    15.5    70
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.9     4.9   100      6.7     7.2    93
 BLACKWATER               9780    20.3    22.3    91     18.3    18.7    98
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.4    14.3    87     12.3    12.9    95
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.7    27.1    84     25.2    23.4   108
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.8     8.1    96     10.0     8.6   116
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.7    10.0    87      9.4    10.1    93
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.7     7.5    23      6.1     8.5    72
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3    10.0   103      8.9    10.8    82
 OWL CREEK                8975     2.4     4.7    51      4.3     5.0    86
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.7     9.6    91      9.7    11.0    88
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.2    12.9    95     11.5    11.9    97
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    16.0    20.5    78     19.9    19.2   104
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.6    12.1    79     15.1    16.5    92
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.5     4.9    31      4.2     6.2    68
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.2    15.6    85     15.7    14.7   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82                     94


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    20.3    22.3    91     18.3    18.7    98
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.7    27.1    84     25.2    23.4   108
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.7    10.0    87      9.4    10.1    93
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.7     7.5    23      6.1     8.5    72
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    16.0    20.5    78     19.9    19.2   104
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.6    12.1    79     15.1    16.5    92
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.2    15.6    85     15.7    14.7   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     80                     99


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.9     4.9   100      6.7     7.2    93
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.3     8.6    62      7.6     7.5   101
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.4    14.3    87     12.3    12.9    95
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.3     9.9    84      9.5    10.6    90
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    10.9    11.3    96     10.3    11.1    93
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.9    10.4    86      9.7    11.5    84
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     7.8     8.1    96     10.0     8.6   116
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.5     5.8    60      5.5     7.1    77
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    10.3    10.0   103      8.9    10.8    82
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.7     9.6    91      9.7    11.0    88
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     8.7    10.0    87     11.6    11.8    98
 TIE CREEK                6870     4.1     5.7    72      8.7     8.7   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     93


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.1     8.2    87      9.9    10.1    98
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.8     5.6    68      8.3      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.9     7.5    79      7.7     8.0    96
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     79                     97


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    28.9    23.7   122     30.1    22.7   133
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    17.7    17.6   101     20.2    18.6   109
 ELK RIVER                8700    18.8    17.6   107     19.4    17.6   110
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    20.1    18.9   106     23.2    22.2   105
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    30.2    25.3   119     29.6    22.1   134
 OLD BATTLE               9920    34.2    29.0   118     37.8    31.1   122
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    12.6    10.2   124     13.4    10.8   124
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    11.3    11.5    98     15.1    14.6   103
 TOWER                   10500    48.1    40.9   118       -M    34.7      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    25.8    24.1   107     31.4    24.1   130
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    11.4    10.5   109     12.4    11.4   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                    119


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220    23.4    20.9   112     20.2    19.4   104
 CASPER MTN.              7850    15.1    12.4   122     15.7    12.5   126
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    14.4    14.3   101     15.9    14.9   107
 DEER PARK                9700    15.5    15.2   102     18.9    19.6    96
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     9.0     9.9    91      9.9    11.1    89
 RENO HILL                8500    14.0    11.9   118     15.3    13.0   118
 ROACH                    9700    14.3    15.2    94       -M    16.5      *
 SAND LAKE               10050    29.6    28.4   104     28.5    21.4   133
 SOUTH PASS               9040    14.9    15.3    97     15.9    16.5    96
 WINDY PEAK               7900     6.9     7.1    97      9.1     9.4    97
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    104                    108


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.2    11.1   119     15.0    13.8   109
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860    17.7    17.6   101     20.2    18.6   109
 OLD BATTLE               9920    34.2    29.0   118     37.8    31.1   122
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    14.8    14.1   105     19.8    17.0   116
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    34.7    27.1   128       -M    25.7      *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    115


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    13.7    13.2   104     13.8    12.2   113
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900    25.7    25.5   101     19.3    20.5    94
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    10.0    12.0    83     10.5    11.0    95
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    12.2    12.2   100     13.0    11.9   109
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    11.0    12.8    86     11.8    11.7   101
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    13.5    13.8    98     14.4    13.4   107
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    17.6    16.1   109     17.9    16.0   112
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.9    10.4    95      9.5    10.4    91
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    16.6    13.5   123     15.5    14.8   105
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    28.3    24.2   117       -M    24.3      *
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    27.5    22.9   120     28.1    22.5   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    105                    107


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840    13.8    12.1   114     12.7    11.2   113
 HEWINTA                  9500    11.7    10.3   114     13.9    12.9   108
 HICKERSON PARK           9100     4.1     6.5    63      6.9     7.0    99
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     6.3     6.4    98      7.3     6.5   112
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    28.5    24.9   114       -M    23.0      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.5    15.5   119     20.3    18.6   109
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100    14.4    14.1   102     15.6    14.3   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    109


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    22.3    19.0   117     19.4    17.6   110
 HAYDEN FORK              9100    19.3    14.8   130     22.2    18.8   118
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    18.5    15.5   119     20.3    18.6   109
 LILY LAKE                9050    13.6    11.8   115     14.9    15.7    95
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    30.3    27.4   111     28.8    23.0   125
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600    15.0    13.3   113     17.5    17.1   102
 TRIAL LAKE               9960    26.7    22.8   117     24.8    22.5   110
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    117                    111

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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.