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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 MONDAY: OCTOBER 9 , 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      .0      .1     0*     1.1      .5   220
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .0      .1     0*      .9      .8   112
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .1      .1   100*     1.3      .5   260
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .2      .2   100*     2.7      .9   300
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .1      .3    33*      .9      .5   180
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      -M      .1      *     1.8      .9   200
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .0      .1     0*     1.5      .6   250
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .8      .5   160
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .0   100*     1.8      .6   300
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .2     0*     1.0      .7   143
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .1     0*     1.2      .5   240
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .6     0*      .7      .7   100
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .1      .7    14*     1.2      .8   150
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .1      .2    50*     1.2     1.0   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     22*                   191


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      -M      .9      *      .9      .6   150
 BLACK BEAR               8170      .4      .6    67*     2.7      .9   300
 CANYON                   8090      .2      .2   100*     1.6      .5   320
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .2      .7    29*     1.6      .9   178
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .2      .3    67*     1.8      .7   257
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .1     0*     1.8      .4   450
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .5      .9    56*     1.4      .6   233
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .7     0*     2.4      .7   343
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .1     0*     1.2      .5   240
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .1      .7    14*     1.2      .8   150
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .2      .1   200*      -M      .6      *
 WHITE MILL               8700      .1      .5    20*     1.8      .7   257
 WOLVERINE                7650      .0      .1     0*      .8      .5   160
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     38*                   246


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .2      .3    67*      .4      .4   100
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .0      .2     0*      .2      .5    40
 DEER PARK                9700      .1      .6    17*     1.1      .7   157
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .2      .5    40*      .2      .6    33
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .0      .3     0*      .5      .5   100
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .3     0*     1.0      .6   167
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .1      .1   100*      .4      .5    80
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .6     0*      .7      .7   100
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .3      .2   150*      .9      .6   150
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     29*                   106


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     1.2     1.1   109*      .5      .6    83
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .0      .2     0*      .2      .5    40
 BLACKWATER               9780      .3     1.1    27*      .8      .7   114
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.0     1.0   200*      .9      .7   129
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3      .9    33*     1.1      .7   157
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .2     0*      .3      .6    50
 KIRWIN                   9550      .3      .6    50*      .8      .5   160
 MARQUETTE                8760      .1      .7    14*      .6      .6   100
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .4    75*      .4      .7    57
 OWL CREEK                8975      .1      .3    33*      .5      .3   167
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .4    75*      .6      .5   120
 SHELL CREEK              9580     2.6     1.2   217*      .8      .5   160
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .7     0*     2.4      .7   343
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.5      .6   250
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .1     0*      .8      .4   200
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .0      .4     0*     1.0      .5   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     82*                   145


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .3     1.1    27*      .8      .7   114
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3      .9    33*     1.1      .7   157
 KIRWIN                   9550      .3      .6    50*      .8      .5   160
 MARQUETTE                8760      .1      .7    14*      .6      .6   100
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .0      .7     0*     2.4      .7   343
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.5      .6   250
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .0      .4     0*     1.0      .5   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     27*                   191


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .0      .2     0*      .2      .5    40
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .0      .2     0*      .1      .6    17
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.0     1.0   200*      .9      .7   129
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .0      .5     0*      .7      .6   117
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .2      .3    67*      .3      .7    43
 DOME LAKE                8880      .0      .5     0*      .5      .7    71
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .0      .2     0*      .3      .6    50
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .2      .2   100*      .1      .5    20
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .3      .4    75*      .4      .7    57
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .4    75*      .6      .5   120
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .1      .4    25*      .6      .6   100
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .0   100*      .7      .7   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     72*                    73


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      -M      .0      *      .0      .7     0
 COLE CANYON              5910      .0      .0   100*      -M      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      -M      .1      *      .0      .7     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average       *                     0


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .1      .0      *      .6      .6   100
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .0      .4     0*     1.2      .7   171
 ELK RIVER                8700      .3      .1   300*      .6      .6   100
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0      .5     0*      .5      .9    56
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .1      .8    12*     1.0      .9   111
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .1      .7    14*     1.2     1.0   120
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .2      .2   100*     1.0      .4   250
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .1     0*      .3      .7    43
 TOWER                   10500      .1      .6    17*     1.2     1.1   109
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .1      .3    33*     1.3      .8   162
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .0      .2     0*      .0      .5     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     23*                   109


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .2      .6    33*      .5      .7    71
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .1      .3    33*      .0      .7     0
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      -M      .6      *      .3      .7    43
 DEER PARK                9700      .1      .6    17*     1.1      .7   157
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .1      .2    50*      .0      .5     0
 RENO HILL                8500      .0      .4     0*      .2      .7    29
 ROACH                    9700      .1      .2    50*      .5      .6    83
 SAND LAKE               10050      .1      .9    11*      .9      .8   112
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .3     0*     1.0      .6   167
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .2      .1   200*      .0      .5     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     25*                    69


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .2      .0      *      .7      .5   140
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .0      .4     0*     1.2      .7   171
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .1      .7    14*     1.2     1.0   120
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .1     0*      -M      .6      *
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .0      .3     0*      .9      .8   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      7*                   133


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .1      .2    50*     1.0      .5   200
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .1      .2    50*      .9      .6   150
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .0      .0   100*      .9      .4   225
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .0      .1     0*     1.3      .5   260
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .1      .3    33*      .9      .5   180
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .0      .0   100*     1.2      .4   300
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .1     0*     1.0      .5   200
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .0   100*     1.0      .4   250
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .0      .1     0*      .7      .4   175
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .2     0*     1.0      .7   143
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .1      .1   100*      .8      .6   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     31*                   195


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .0   100*      .8      .4   200
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .2     0*      .9      .6   150
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .1      .0      *      .2      .5    40
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .0   100*      .5      .4   125
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .2     0*     1.0      .7   143
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .1     0*      .9      .6   150
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .5      .6    83*      .9      .6   150
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     45*                   137


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .2      .4    50*      .9      .6   150
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      .0      .3     0*     2.2      .6   367
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .1     0*      .9      .6   150
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .3     0*     1.2      .6   200
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .0      .5     0*     1.6      .7   229
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*      .8      .5   160
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0      .6     0*     2.3      .7   329
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      9*                   230

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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.