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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 WEDNESDAY: OCTOBER 15 , 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      .3      .1   300      1.4      .8   175
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670      .3      .1   300      1.4     1.2   117
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260     1.0      -M      *     2.9      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .6      .1   600      1.5      .7   214
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .9      .3   300      2.0     1.4   143
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     1.3      .6   217      1.8      .8   225
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .7      -M      *     1.0      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .6      .1   600      1.9     1.2   158
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .9      .2   450      1.5     1.0   150
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760      .0      .0   100      1.0      .8   125
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .1      .0            1.3     1.0   130
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .8      .3   267      1.1      .9   122
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .7      .1   700      2.1      .9   233
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.3     1.0   130      1.8     1.2   150
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.2     1.2   100      1.3     1.3   100
 WILLOW CREEK             8380      .7      .4   175      1.9     1.6   119
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    213                    149


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360     1.0     1.3    77      1.1      .9   122
 BLACK BEAR               8170     1.1      .8   138      3.1     1.3   238
 CANYON                   7870      .5      .2   250       .7      .7   100
 FISHER CREEK             9100      .9     1.0    90      1.7     1.3   131
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .7      .4   175      1.7     1.1   155
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .0      .1     0       .8      .7   114
 PARKER PEAK              9400     1.4     1.2   117      1.3     1.1   118
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .5      .9    56      1.4     1.1   127
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .7      .1   700      2.1      .9   233
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     1.2     1.2   100      1.3     1.3   100
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .5      .1   500      1.2      .9   133
 WHITE MILL               8700      .8      .7   114      1.1     1.1   100
 WOLVERINE                7650     1.1      .1  1100      1.1      .9   122
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    128                    140


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.7      .3   567      2.0      .7   286
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.7      .2   850      2.1      .8   262
 DEER PARK                9700     1.3      .8   162      2.4     1.0   240
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.2      .7   314      2.4      .9   267
 LITTLE WARM              9370     1.3      .4   325      1.6      .8   200
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.5      .4   375      2.8      .8   350
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.9      .1  1900      2.2      .8   275
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     1.3     1.0   130      1.8     1.2   150
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.0      .3   667      2.7     1.0   270
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    355                    250


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     1.7     1.5   113      2.3     1.1   209
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .9      .2   450      1.7      .8   212
 BLACKWATER               9780     1.2     1.5    80      1.5     1.2   125
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.4     1.3   108      1.9     1.2   158
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.2     1.2   100      1.8     1.2   150
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.1      .2   550      1.7     1.1   155
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.3      .8   162      1.4      .8   175
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.8      .9   200      1.9     1.0   190
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.2      .6   200      1.8     1.2   150
 OWL CREEK                8975     1.7      .3   567      1.7      .5   340
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .9      .5   180      1.7      .9   189
 SHELL CREEK              9580     1.9     1.6   119      2.4      .9   267
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .5      .9    56      1.4     1.1   127
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .0      .1     0      1.0      .7   143
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.5      .1  1500      2.1      .7   300
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .9      .6   150      1.2      .9   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    156                    180


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     1.2     1.5    80      1.5     1.2   125
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.2     1.2   100      1.8     1.2   150
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.3      .8   162      1.4      .8   175
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.8      .9   200      1.9     1.0   190
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .5      .9    56      1.4     1.1   127
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .0      .1     0      1.0      .7   143
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350      .9      .6   150      1.2      .9   133
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    148


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .9      .2   450      1.7      .8   212
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .9      .3   300      1.6     1.1   145
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     1.4     1.3   108      1.9     1.2   158
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.1      .6   183      1.8     1.1   164
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     1.3      .4   325      1.7     1.3   131
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.0      .7   143      1.6     1.2   133
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.1      .2   550      1.7     1.1   155
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     1.1      .2   550      1.2      .8   150
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     1.2      .6   200      1.8     1.2   150
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480      .9      .5   180      1.7      .9   189
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.3      .5   260      2.1     1.1   191
 TIE CREEK                6870     1.8      .0            2.8     1.3   215
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    222                    165


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .8      .0            1.1     1.1   100
 COLE CANYON              5910     1.4      .2   700      2.5      .9   278
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      .6      .1   600      1.5     1.2   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    667                    159


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .0      .0   100       .2      .9    22
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .3      .7    43      1.9     1.2   158
 ELK RIVER                8700      .0      .1     0      1.0      .9   111
 JOE WRIGHT              10120     1.2      .8   150       .8     1.5    53
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130      .6     1.4    43      1.2     1.3    92
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .2     1.1    18      1.3     1.4    93
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .0      .3     0       .8      .7   114
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .0      .2     0       .7     1.1    64
 TOWER                   10500      .0     1.0     0      1.2     1.5    80
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250      .0      .5     0       .8     1.3    62
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .5      .3   167       .6      .9    67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     44                     83


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240      .4      .9    44       .4     1.0    40
 CASPER MTN.              7900      .6      .6   100      1.5     1.1   136
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     1.1      .9   122       .5     1.1    45
 DEER PARK                9700     1.3      .8   162      2.4     1.0   240
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .1      .3    33       .6      .8    75
 RENO HILL                8400     1.0      .7   143      1.1     1.1   100
 ROACH                    9700      .5      .3   167       .6     1.0    60
 SAND LAKE               10050      .8     1.3    62       .6     1.3    46
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.5      .4   375      2.8      .8   350
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .4      .1   400       .4      .8    50
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    109


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .0      .0   100       .6      .7    86
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .3      .7    43      1.9     1.2   158
 OLD BATTLE              10000      .2     1.1    18      1.3     1.4    93
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .1     0       .6      .9    67
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .1      .5    20      1.0     1.3    77
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     25                     98


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080      .7      .4   175      1.3      .8   162
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650     1.5      .4   375      2.0      .9   222
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .9      .0            1.8      .6   300
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .8      .2   400      1.7      .9   189
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     1.3      .6   217      1.8      .8   225
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .7      -M      *     1.0      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .8      .0            1.4      .7   200
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     1.0      .2   500      2.0      .8   250
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .6      .0            1.3      .7   186
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .9      .1   900      1.0      .6   167
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .8      .3   267      1.1      .9   122
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     1.3      .2   650      1.8      .9   200
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    346                    200


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .3      .0            1.1      .6   183
 HEWINTA                  9519      -M      .4      *     1.2     1.0   120
 HICKERSON PARK           9145      -M      .0      *     1.1      .8   138
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .6      .0            1.7      .8   212
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     1.4      .4   350      1.5     1.0   150
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .5      .2   250      1.2      .8   150
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200      .6      .8    75      1.6     1.0   160
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    179*                   157


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .4      .5    80      1.3     1.0   130
 HAYDEN FORK              9212      .0      .4     0      1.3     1.0   130
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .5      .2   250      1.2      .8   150
 LILY LAKE                9156      .0      .4     0      1.7     1.0   170
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .7      .7   100      1.7     1.2   142
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760      .0      .0   100      1.0      .8   125
 TRIAL LAKE               9992      .3      .8    37      1.3     1.2   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     63                    136

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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.