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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 16 , 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      .1   100*     1.4     1.0   140
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7600      .0      .2     0*     1.4     1.5    93
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .1      .1   100*     2.0      .9   222
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .2      .4    50*     3.3     1.7   194
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .8      .6   133*     1.7      .9   189
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .2      .2   100*     2.5     1.6   156
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .1      .3    33*     2.0     1.2   167
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*     1.3     1.0   130
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .1      .0      *     2.2     1.1   200
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .4    25*     1.2     1.3    92
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .1     0*     1.6     1.0   160
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.0     1.1    91*     1.5     1.4   107
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .3     1.3    23*     1.6     1.5   107
 WILLOW CREEK             8450      .1      .5    20*     1.7     1.8    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     57*                   142


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9275      .9     1.4    64*     1.3     1.1   118
 BLACK BEAR               8170      .4      .9    44*     3.0     1.7   176
 CANYON                   8090      .3      .2   150*     2.0      .9   222
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .9     1.1    82*     2.3     1.6   144
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .3      .5    60*     2.1     1.3   162
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .1     0*     2.2      .8   275
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .3     1.3    23*     1.7     1.2   142
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.8     1.3   215
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .1     0*     1.6     1.0   160
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .3     1.3    23*     1.6     1.5   107
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .3      .1   300*      -M     1.1      *
 WHITE MILL               8700      .6      .8    75*     2.3     1.4   164
 WOLVERINE                7650      .0      .1     0*     1.2      .9   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     49*                   164


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .8      .3   267*     1.5      .8   188
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .1      .3    33*      .7     1.0    70
 DEER PARK                9700      .2      .9    22*     1.3     1.3   100
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .2      .8    25*      .5     1.1    45
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .5      .4   125*      .7      .9    78
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .5     0*     1.3     1.1   118
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .2      .1   200*      .6      .9    67
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.0     1.1    91*     1.5     1.4   107
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .3      .3   100*     1.6     1.1   145
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     70*                   101


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     2.5     1.6   156*     1.8     1.2   150
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .2    50*      .6      .9    67
 BLACKWATER               9780      .7     1.6    44*     1.5     1.4   107
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.2     1.4   157*     1.4     1.3   108
 EVENING STAR             9200      .6     1.3    46*     1.8     1.4   129
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1      .3    33*      .4     1.1    36
 KIRWIN                   9550      .8      .9    89*     1.4      .9   156
 MARQUETTE                8760      .2     1.0    20*      .8     1.2    67
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .4      .6    67*      .7     1.3    54
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.0      .3   333*     1.4      .6   233
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .5    60*      .8     1.0    80
 SHELL CREEK              9580     2.9     1.7   171*     1.0     1.0   100
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.8     1.3   215
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.8     1.1   164
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .2     0*     1.0      .8   125
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .2      .6    33*     1.7      .9   189
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92*                   120


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .7     1.6    44*     1.5     1.4   107
 EVENING STAR             9200      .6     1.3    46*     1.8     1.4   129
 KIRWIN                   9550      .8      .9    89*     1.4      .9   156
 MARQUETTE                8760      .2     1.0    20*      .8     1.2    67
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.0    10*     2.8     1.3   215
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .2      .1   200*     1.8     1.1   164
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .2      .6    33*     1.7      .9   189
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     43*                   144


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .1      .2    50*      .6      .9    67
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .1      .3    33*      .5     1.1    45
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.2     1.4   157*     1.4     1.3   108
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .0      .7     0*     1.3     1.1   118
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .3      .5    60*      .8     1.3    62
 DOME LAKE                8880      .1      .8    12*      .8     1.3    62
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .1      .3    33*      .4     1.1    36
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .3      .2   150*      .3      .9    33
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .4      .6    67*      .7     1.3    54
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .5    60*      .8     1.0    80
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .7      .6   117*     1.2     1.2   100
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .1     0*     1.4     1.3   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     74*                    74


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      -M      .0      *      .3     1.3    23
 COLE CANYON              5910      .0      .1     0*     1.0      -M      *
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .1      .1   100*      .4     1.3    31
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     50*                    27


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .0      .1     0*     1.6     1.2   133
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .1      .8    12*     1.7     1.4   121
 ELK RIVER                8700      .1      .1   100*     1.2     1.1   109
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .0      .9     0*      .6     1.7    35
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .2     1.5    13*     1.4     1.7    82
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .6     1.2    50*     2.1     1.8   117
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .3      .3   100*     1.5      .8   188
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .2     0*      .8     1.3    62
 TOWER                   10500      .1     1.2     8*     2.3     2.0   115
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .1      .6    17*     1.9     1.5   127
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .2      .4    50*      .0     1.0     0
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     23*                    97


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10220      .3     1.0    30*     1.0     1.3    77
 CASPER MTN.              7850      .3      .7    43*      .6     1.3    46
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      -M     1.0      *      .4     1.3    31
 DEER PARK                9700      .2      .9    22*     1.3     1.3   100
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .2      .3    67*      .4     1.0    40
 RENO HILL                8500      .0      .8     0*      .6     1.3    46
 ROACH                    9700      .1      .4    25*      .7     1.2    58
 SAND LAKE               10050      .4     1.4    29*     1.2     1.5    80
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .0      .5     0*     1.3     1.1   118
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .2      .1   200*      .6      .9    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     28*                    66


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .2      .0      *     1.2     1.0   120
 DIVIDE PEAK              8860      .1      .8    12*     1.7     1.4   121
 OLD BATTLE               9920      .6     1.2    50*     2.1     1.8   117
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .1      .1   100*     1.2     1.2   100
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .0      .6     0*     1.3     1.5    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     30*                   109


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .3      .5    60*     1.1      .9   122
 BLIND BULL SUM           8900      .2      .5    40*     1.3     1.1   118
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .0      .0   100*     1.4      .7   200
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .0      .2     0*     1.6     1.0   160
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .8      .6   133*     1.7      .9   189
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      -M      .0      *      -M      .8      *
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .2     0*     1.6      .9   178
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .0   100*     1.5      .8   188
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .1      .1   100*      .9      .8   112
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .1      .4    25*     1.2     1.3    92
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .1      .3    33*     1.2     1.1   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     57*                   142


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .0   100*     1.0      .7   143
 HEWINTA                  9500      .0      .4     0*     1.6     1.2   133
 HICKERSON PARK           9100      .2      .0      *      .9      .9   100
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .0   100*     1.3      .8   162
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .5     0*     1.1     1.3    85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .2     0*     1.0     1.1    91
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10100      .5      .9    56*     1.6     1.2   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     25*                   118


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .3      .5    60*     1.1     1.2    92
 HAYDEN FORK              9100      -M      .4      *      -M     1.2      *
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .2     0*     1.0     1.1    91
 LILY LAKE                9050      .0      .4     0*     1.5     1.2   125
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .0      .8     0*     2.1     1.4   150
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7600      .0      .0   100*     1.3     1.0   130
 TRIAL LAKE               9960      .0      .9     0*     2.5     1.4   179
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     11*                   130

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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.