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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 10 , 2008
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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            1.2      .5   240
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670      .0      .0   100       .6      .8    75
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260      .5      -M      *     1.6      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .1      .0             .7      .5   140
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .2      .0            1.1      .9   122
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .1      .3    33       .6      .6   100
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .1      -M      *      .4      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .0      .0   100      1.2      .7   171
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .0      .0   100       .5      .6    83
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760      .0      .0   100       .3      .5    60
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .0      .0   100       .6      .6   100
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .1     0       .3      .6    50
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .0   100      1.1      .6   183
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .6     0       .9      .8   112
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .5      .8    62       .7      .8    87
 WILLOW CREEK             8380      .1      .2    50       .9     1.0    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     35                    113


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360      .4     1.0    40       .4      .6    67
 BLACK BEAR               8170      .2      .6    33      2.1      .8   262
 CANYON                   7870      .2      .1   200       .1      .4    25
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .6      .7    86       .8      .8   100
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .0      .4     0      1.0      .7   143
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .3      .1   300       .6      .5   120
 PARKER PEAK              9400      .4      .9    44       .9      .7   129
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17      1.1      .7   157
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .0   100      1.1      .6   183
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240      .5      .8    62       .7      .8    87
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .0      .1     0       .6      .5   120
 WHITE MILL               8700      .4      .5    80       .6      .7    86
 WOLVERINE                7650      .3      .1   300       .3      .6    50
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     58                    123


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750      .2      .2   100       .5      .5   100
 COLD SPRINGS             9630      .0      .2     0       .3      .5    60
 DEER PARK                9700      .0      .7     0       .9      .6   150
 HOBBS PARK              10100      .2      .6    33       .4      .6    67
 LITTLE WARM              9370      .4      .2   200       .5      .5   100
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .1      .4    25       .9      .5   180
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620      .1      .2    50       .2      .5    40
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580      .0      .6     0       .9      .8   112
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700      .0      .2     0       .5      .6    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     30                    100


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380      .8     1.2    67      1.0      .8   125
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2      .1   200       .7      .5   140
 BLACKWATER               9780      .3     1.2    25       .6      .8    75
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350      .4     1.0    40      1.0      .8   125
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3     1.0    30       .8      .7   114
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .3      .4    75       .7      .7   100
 KIRWIN                   9550      .4      .7    57       .4      .5    80
 MARQUETTE                8760      .0      .7     0       .3      .6    50
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .4      .5    80      1.0      .8   125
 OWL CREEK                8975      .1      .4    25       .2      .3    67
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .4    75      1.1      .6   183
 SHELL CREEK              9580     1.0     1.3    77      1.6      .6   267
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17      1.1      .7   157
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .3      .0             .8      .5   160
 TIMBER CREEK             7950      .0      .2     0       .6      .5   120
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .4      .4   100       .7      .6   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     50                    126


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780      .3     1.2    25       .6      .8    75
 EVENING STAR             9200      .3     1.0    30       .8      .7   114
 KIRWIN                   9550      .4      .7    57       .4      .5    80
 MARQUETTE                8760      .0      .7     0       .3      .6    50
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1      .6    17      1.1      .7   157
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .3      .0             .8      .5   160
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .4      .4   100       .7      .6   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     33                    107


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .2      .1   200       .7      .5   140
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .0      .2     0       .5      .7    71
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350      .4     1.0    40      1.0      .8   125
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880      .3      .5    60       .8      .7   114
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860      .3      .4    75       .4      .8    50
 DOME LAKE                8880      .0      .6     0       .5      .8    62
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550      .3      .4    75       .7      .7   100
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .3      .1   300       .1      .5    20
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .4      .5    80      1.0      .8   125
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .3      .4    75      1.1      .6   183
 SUCKER CREEK             8880      .2      .5    40       .7      .7   100
 TIE CREEK                6870      .0      .0   100       .8      .8   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     57                     99


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .4      .2   200       .3      .7    43
 COLE CANYON              5910      .5      .2   250       .9      .6   150
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .2      .1   200       .7      .8    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    220                     90


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .2      .0             .3      .6    50
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .0      .5     0      1.2      .7   171
 ELK RIVER                8700      .1      .1   100       .6      .6   100
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .2      .5    40       .4     1.0    40
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .0      .9     0       .2      .8    25
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .0      .8     0       .8      .9    89
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .0      .1     0       .3      .4    75
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .1     0       .2      .7    29
 TOWER                   10500      .0      .6     0      1.1      .9   122
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .0      .3     0       .5      .8    62
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .1      .2    50       .4      .5    80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     10                     76


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240      .0      .6     0       .0      .6     0
 CASPER MTN.              7900      .0      .4     0       .6      .6   100
 DEADMAN HILL            10220      .2      .6    33       .2      .7    29
 DEER PARK                9700      .0      .7     0       .9      .6   150
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .0      .2     0       .1      .5    20
 RENO HILL                8400      .2      .5    40       .0      .6     0
 ROACH                    9700      .1      .2    50       .2      .6    33
 SAND LAKE               10050      .1      .9    11       .0      .8     0
 SOUTH PASS               9040      .1      .4    25       .9      .5   180
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .3      .0             .1      .5    20
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     16                     50


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .0   100       .5      .4   125
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .0      .5     0      1.2      .7   171
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .0      .8     0       .8      .9    89
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .1      .0             .3      .6    50
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .0      .3     0       .5      .8    62
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0                     97


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .1      .2    50       .6      .5   120
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650      .0      .2     0       .5      .5   100
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .0      .0   100       .3      .4    75
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .0      .1     0       .7      .6   117
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750      .1      .3    33       .6      .6   100
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .1      -M      *      .4      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .0      .0   100       .5      .4   125
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .0      .1     0       .7      .5   140
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .0      .0   100       .4      .4   100
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .0      .0   100       .1      .4    25
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .0      .1     0       .3      .6    50
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500      .0      .1     0       .3      .6    50
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     18                     91


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .0   100       .2      .4    50
 HEWINTA                  9519      .0      .2     0       .2      .7    29
 HICKERSON PARK           9145      .0      .0   100       .4      .5    80
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .0   100       .2      .5    40
 INDIAN CREEK             9425      .0      .2     0       .2      .6    33
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .0   100       .5      .5   100
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200      .0      .6     0       .5      .6    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average      0                     58


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .0      .4     0       .7      .6   117
 HAYDEN FORK              9212      .0      .3     0       .9      .6   150
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .0      .0   100       .5      .5   100
 LILY LAKE                9156      .1      .3    33       .9      .6   150
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .0      .5     0      1.0      .8   125
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760      .0      .0   100       .3      .5    60
 TRIAL LAKE               9992      .2      .6    33      1.0      .7   143
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     14                    123

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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 1961-90.

Provisional data, subject to revision.