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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: OCTOBER 6 , 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      .1      .0      *      .7      .3   233
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .0      .0   100*      .6      .5   120
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .2      .0      *      .9      .3   300
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .2      .1   200*     1.5      .6   250
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .2      .2   100*      .5      .3   167
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      -M      .0      *     1.1      .5   220
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .1      .1   100*     1.2      .4   300
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .5      .3   167
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .1      .0      *      .9      .4   225
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .1   100*      .7      .4   175
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .1      .0      *      .8      .3   267
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .1      .4    25*      .4      .5    80
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .1      .4    25*      .7      .5   140
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .1      .1   100*      .6      .6   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     64*                   188


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      .2      .7    29*      .6      .4   150
 BLACK BEAR               8170      .4      .5    80*     1.4      .6   233
 CANYON                   8090      .2      .1   200*     1.0      .3   333
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .1      .5    20*      .9      .5   180
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .2      .3    67*     1.1      .4   275
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .1      .0      *     1.0      .3   333
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .2      .8    25*      .6      .4   150
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17*     1.2      .4   300
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .1      .0      *      .8      .3   267
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .1      .4    25*      .7      .5   140
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .1      .1   100*      -M      .4      *
 WHITE MILL               8700      .1      .4    25*      .8      .5   160
 WOLVERINE                7650      .1      .0      *      .4      .3   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     39*                   214


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .2      .2   100*      .4      .3   133
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .1      .2    50*      .2      .3    67
 DEER PARK                9700      .2      .5    40*      .8      .4   200
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .1      .4    25*      .2      .4    50
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .1      .3    33*      .5      .3   167
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .2     0*      .8      .4   200
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .2      .1   200*      .2      .3    67
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .1      .4    25*      .4      .5    80
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .3      .1   300*      .4      .4   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     54*                   118


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     1.5      .9   167*      .3      .4    75
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .0      .1     0*      .3      .3   100
 BLACKWATER               9780      .2      .9    22*      .4      .5    80
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.9      .8   237*      .4      .4   100
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3      .7    43*      .8      .5   160
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .1     0*      .1      .4    25
 KIRWIN                   9550      .3      .5    60*      .7      .3   233
 MARQUETTE                8760      .2      .6    33*      .3      .4    75
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .3   100*      .3      .4    75
 OWL CREEK                8975      .1      .2    50*      .2      .2   100
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .2      .4    50*      .2      .3    67
 SHELL CREEK              9580     3.0     1.0   300*      .2      .3    67
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17*     1.2      .4   300
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .0      *      .7      .4   175
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .0   100*      .2      .3    67
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .1      .3    33*     1.1      .3   367
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    111*                   128


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .2      .9    22*      .4      .5    80
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3      .7    43*      .8      .5   160
 KIRWIN                   9550      .3      .5    60*      .7      .3   233
 MARQUETTE                8760      .2      .6    33*      .3      .4    75
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17*     1.2      .4   300
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .0      *      .7      .4   175
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .1      .3    33*     1.1      .3   367
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     33*                   186


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .0      .1     0*      .3      .3   100
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .2      .1   200*      .2      .4    50
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.9      .8   237*      .4      .4   100
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .1      .4    25*      .4      .4   100
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .3      .2   150*      .1      .4    25
 DOME LAKE                8880      .1      .4    25*      .1      .4    25
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .1     0*      .1      .4    25
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .2      .1   200*      .1      .3    33
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .3   100*      .3      .4    75
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .2      .4    50*      .2      .3    67
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .2      .3    67*      .3      .4    75
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .0   100*      .2      .4    50
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    109*                    60


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      -M      .0      *      .1      .4    25
 COLE CANYON              5910      .0      .0   100*      .0      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .0      .0   100*      .0      .4     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                    12


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .1      .0      *      .6      .4   150
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .1      .3    33*      .6      .5   120
 ELK RIVER                8700      .3      .0      *      .2      .4    50
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0      .4     0*      .3      .6    50
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .2      .6    33*      .5      .6    83
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .2      .5    40*      .8      .6   133
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .4      .1   400*      .5      .3   167
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .1      .1   100*      .5      .4   125
 TOWER                   10500      .2      .4    50*      .7      .7   100
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .1      .2    50*      .5      .5   100
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .1      .1   100*      .0      .3     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     52*                    98


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .3      .4    75*      .2      .4    50
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .3      .2   150*      .0      .4     0
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      .0      .4     0*      .2      .4    50
 DEER PARK                9700      .2      .5    40*      .8      .4   200
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .2      .1   200*      .2      .3    67
 RENO HILL                8500      .0      .2     0*      .0      .4     0
 ROACH                    9700      .1      .1   100*      .3      .4    75
 SAND LAKE               10050      .9      .7   129*      .5      .5   100
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .2     0*      .8      .4   200
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .3      .0      *      .4      .3   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     71*                    87


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .4      .0      *      .6      .3   200
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .1      .3    33*      .6      .5   120
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .2      .5    40*      .8      .6   133
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      -M      .0      *      -M      .4      *
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .0      .2     0*      .3      .5    60
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     30*                   121


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .1      .1   100*      .7      .3   233
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .2      .1   200*      .7      .4   175
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .4      .0      *      .6      .2   300
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .0      .1     0*      .8      .3   267
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .2      .2   100*      .5      .3   167
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .1      .0      *      .9      .3   300
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .1      .1   100*      .5      .3   167
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .1      .0      *     1.4      .3   467
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .1      .0      *      .5      .3   167
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .1   100*      .7      .4   175
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .2      .1   200*      .8      .4   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    112*                   231


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .1      .0      *      .5      .2   250
 HEWINTA                  9500      .1      .1   100*      .6      .4   150
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .1      .0      *      .2      .3    67
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .0   100*      .3      .3   100
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .1     0*      .6      .4   150
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .1   100*      .5      .4   125
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .8      .5   160*     1.2      .4   300
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    125*                   163


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .3      .3   100*      .2      .4    50
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      .0      .2     0*     1.6      .4   400
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .1   100*      .5      .4   125
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .2     0*      .8      .4   200
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .0      .4     0*      .7      .5   140
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .5      .3   167
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0      .5     0*     1.3      .5   260
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     24*                   193

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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.