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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 SATURDAY: OCTOBER 25 , 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      .0      .3     0      1.8     1.5   120
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670      .2      .6    33      1.6     2.3    70
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260     1.7      -M      *     3.3      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      .1      .3    33      1.8     1.3   138
 GRASSY LAKE              7265      .2      .9    22      2.1     2.5    84
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     1.8     1.0   180      2.1     1.4   150
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .6      -M      *     1.4      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      .1      .7    14      2.2     2.3    96
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200      .8      .9    89      1.8     1.7   106
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     1.1      .2   550      1.2     1.5    80
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920      .1      .3    33      1.4     1.7    82
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .4     1.0    40      1.2     1.8    67
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .5     0      2.3     1.6   144
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     2.3     1.9   121      2.9     2.1   138
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     3.3     2.3   143      1.8     2.3    78
 WILLOW CREEK             8380      .2     1.2    17      2.3     2.9    79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     88                     99


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360     1.5     2.1    71      1.6     1.6   100
 BLACK BEAR               8170     1.0     1.8    56      3.3     2.5   132
 CANYON                   7870      .3      .4    75       .8     1.4    57
 FISHER CREEK             9100     1.5     1.9    79      2.4     2.5    96
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750      .5     1.0    50      1.8     2.0    90
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350      .2      .2   100      1.1     1.2    92
 PARKER PEAK              9400     2.1     2.2    95      1.7     1.9    89
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7      1.8     2.0    90
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980      .0      .5     0      2.3     1.6   144
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240     3.3     2.3   143      1.8     2.3    78
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800      .1      .4    25      1.3     1.7    76
 WHITE MILL               8700     1.5     1.3   115      1.7     2.0    85
 WOLVERINE                7650      .2      .3    67      1.3     1.5    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                     95


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     1.9      .6   317      2.4     1.3   185
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     1.6      .8   200      2.5     1.5   167
 DEER PARK                9700     1.4     1.7    82      2.7     2.0   135
 HOBBS PARK              10100     2.2     1.9   116      2.7     1.7   159
 LITTLE WARM              9370     1.5      .8   188      2.1     1.4   150
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.7     1.2   142      3.4     1.6   212
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.4      .7   200      2.4     1.4   171
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580     2.3     1.9   121      2.9     2.1   138
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     2.0      .8   250      3.1     1.7   182
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    154                    165


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380     2.4     2.2   109      2.8     1.9   147
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .7      .5   140      1.8     1.4   129
 BLACKWATER               9780     1.8     2.5    72      2.0     2.1    95
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.2     2.0   110      2.5     2.0   125
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.8     2.0    90      2.5     2.1   119
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.0      .9   111      2.0     1.7   118
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.7     1.5   113      1.8     1.4   129
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.4     1.5    93      2.3     1.9   121
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .6     1.0    60      2.0     2.1    95
 OWL CREEK                8975     2.0      .7   286      2.0      .9   222
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4      .9   156      2.2     1.5   147
 SHELL CREEK              9580     2.4     2.2   109      2.8     1.6   175
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7      1.8     2.0    90
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .3      .3   100      1.3     1.5    87
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     1.3      .8   162      2.1     1.3   162
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     1.6     1.1   145      1.5     1.5   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    106                    124


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780     1.8     2.5    72      2.0     2.1    95
 EVENING STAR             9200     1.8     2.0    90      2.5     2.1   119
 KIRWIN                   9550     1.7     1.5   113      1.8     1.4   129
 MARQUETTE                8760     1.4     1.5    93      2.3     1.9   121
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420      .1     1.4     7      1.8     2.0    90
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120      .3      .3   100      1.3     1.5    87
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     1.6     1.1   145      1.5     1.5   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     84                    106


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200      .7      .5   140      1.8     1.4   129
 BIG GOOSE                7990      .8      .6   133      2.1     1.8   117
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350     2.2     2.0   110      2.5     2.0   125
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     1.5     1.2   125      2.5     1.8   139
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     2.0     1.3   154      2.6     2.1   124
 DOME LAKE                8880     1.4     1.4   100      2.2     2.0   110
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     1.0      .9   111      2.0     1.7   118
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360      .9      .6   150      1.7     1.5   113
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760      .6     1.0    60      2.0     2.1    95
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     1.4      .9   156      2.2     1.5   147
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     1.7     1.0   170      2.7     2.0   135
 TIE CREEK                6870      .5      .6    83      3.4     2.1   162
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    126


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890      .2      .2   100      1.3     2.0    65
 COLE CANYON              5910      .1      .6    17      2.6     1.5   173
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130      -M      .3      *     1.8     2.0    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     38                    104


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160      .3      .4    75      1.2     1.8    67
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .6     1.3    46      2.4     2.1   114
 ELK RIVER                8700      .0      .4     0      1.5     1.7    88
 JOE WRIGHT              10120      .9     1.8    50      2.6     2.7    96
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130     1.2     2.4    50      1.9     2.5    76
 OLD BATTLE              10000     1.1     2.2    50      2.4     2.7    89
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850      .1      .8    12      1.0     1.2    83
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440      .4      .4   100      1.2     2.1    57
 TOWER                   10500     1.0     2.3    43      2.2     2.9    76
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250     1.0     1.2    83      2.2     2.3    96
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540      .8      .8   100      1.3     1.6    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     53                     84


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     1.0     1.6    62      1.6     1.8    89
 CASPER MTN.              7900      .7     1.3    54      2.4     2.0   120
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     2.3     1.7   135      1.6     2.0    80
 DEER PARK                9700     1.4     1.7    82      2.7     2.0   135
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      .0      .7     0       .8     1.5    53
 RENO HILL                8400      .9     1.3    69      1.8     2.0    90
 ROACH                    9700     1.1      .7   157      1.6     1.8    89
 SAND LAKE               10050     2.3     2.4    96      2.1     2.3    91
 SOUTH PASS               9040     1.7     1.2   142      3.4     1.6   212
 WINDY PEAK               7900      .6      .3   200       .7     1.3    54
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                    102


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440      .1      .3    33       .8     1.5    53
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880      .6     1.3    46      2.4     2.1   114
 OLD BATTLE              10000     1.1     2.2    50      2.4     2.7    89
 SANDSTONE RS             8150      .0      .3     0       .9     1.8    50
 WHISKEY PARK             8950      .6     1.2    50      1.8     2.3    78
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     45                     80


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     1.0      .9   111      1.4     1.4   100
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650     1.4     1.1   127      2.0     1.6   125
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930      .0      .3     0      1.9     1.0   190
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400      .9      .6   150      1.8     1.5   120
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     1.8     1.0   180      2.1     1.4   150
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820      .6      -M      *     1.4      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740      .1      .4    25      1.5     1.2   125
 LOOMIS PARK              8240      .7      .6   117      2.2     1.4   157
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340      .4      .3   133      1.5     1.2   125
 SNIDER BASIN             8060      .5      .5   100      1.2     1.2   100
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000      .4     1.0    40      1.2     1.8    67
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500     1.3      .7   186      2.1     1.7   124
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    123


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840      .0      .2     0      1.3     1.1   118
 HEWINTA                  9519      .0      .7     0      1.3     1.9    68
 HICKERSON PARK           9145      .0      .3     0      1.3     1.3   100
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150      .0      .3     0      1.9     1.3   146
 INDIAN CREEK             9425     1.1     1.0   110      1.7     1.9    89
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .6    17      1.4     1.6    87
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200      -M     1.3      *     1.7     1.8    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     39                     97


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950      .0      .9     0      1.4     1.8    78
 HAYDEN FORK              9212      .0      .6     0      1.3     1.9    68
 KELLEY R.S.              8180      .1      .6    17      1.4     1.6    87
 LILY LAKE                9156      .1      .8    12      1.7     1.9    89
 MONTE CRISTO             8960      .1     1.2     8      1.7     2.2    77
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     1.1      .2   550      1.2     1.5    80
 TRIAL LAKE               9992      .5     1.4    36      1.3     2.1    62
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     33                     77

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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.