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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: JANUARY 5 , 2009
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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     7.6     8.8    86     10.6    11.0    96
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    11.5    10.3   112     14.7    14.3   103
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    18.3      -M      *    17.1      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      -M     8.2      *      -M    10.1      *
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    14.0    15.8    89     17.3    18.5    94
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.8     7.3   107      8.6     6.7   128
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     6.9      -M      *     8.0      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    13.0    15.8    82     16.9    18.6    91
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    13.4    13.4   100     15.7    14.4   109
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     5.3     5.8    91      6.9     9.5    73
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     6.5     8.4    77     11.1    11.6    96
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    11.9    13.2    90     12.9    13.9    93
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     8.9     8.1   110     10.8     9.6   113
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.3    12.3   116     15.7    12.7   124
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    19.4    14.2   137     14.9    14.2   105
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    14.3    15.1    95     18.6    16.4   113
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    102


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    10.7    12.1    88      9.9    10.5    94
 BLACK BEAR               8170    16.6    18.5    90     18.5    18.7    99
 CANYON                   7870     6.5     6.6    98      7.3     8.2    89
 FISHER CREEK             9100    18.4    17.3   106     17.1    18.2    94
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750     9.9    12.0    82     11.8    13.0    91
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     4.3     5.3    81      6.9     6.7   103
 PARKER PEAK              9400    12.7    11.1   114       -M     8.6      *
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     8.7    11.2    78     11.3    11.5    98
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     8.9     8.1   110     10.8     9.6   113
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    19.4    14.2   137     14.9    14.2   105
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     6.7     8.1    83      9.8    10.5    93
 WHITE MILL               8700    11.6    11.8    98     11.5    13.5    85
 WOLVERINE                7650     5.2     6.1    85      5.8     7.3    79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                     96


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.0     7.2   125      9.7     8.5   114
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.1     4.8    85      5.9     5.9   100
 DEER PARK                9700     5.7     7.1    80      9.3    11.4    82
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.5     7.9    82      6.7     6.6   102
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.7     5.6   102      7.4     7.1   104
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.4     8.5    75      8.7     9.5    92
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.6     3.9    41      4.6     4.7    98
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.3    12.3   116     15.7    12.7   124
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.6     4.5    80      5.8     6.2    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                    102


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.6    10.2   104      9.3     8.9   104
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.2     2.7   156      5.5     4.6   120
 BLACKWATER               9780    12.9    12.6   102     11.6    11.2   104
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.4     8.2   127      8.1     7.6   107
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.3    14.5    99     14.9    13.6   110
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.2     4.4    73      4.9     5.1    96
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.6     6.1   125      8.3     6.1   136
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.6     5.0    52      5.3     5.4    98
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     4.5     5.7    79      5.4     7.0    77
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.4     2.7   126      3.3     3.0   110
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.8     5.5   124      7.7     6.3   122
 SHELL CREEK              9580     9.3     7.6   122      9.3     7.0   133
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     8.7    11.2    78     11.3    11.5    98
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.4     6.6    97      9.1    10.5    87
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.4     3.1    77      5.1     3.8   134
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.8     8.4   129      9.8     8.7   113
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    107


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    12.9    12.6   102     11.6    11.2   104
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.3    14.5    99     14.9    13.6   110
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.6     6.1   125      8.3     6.1   136
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.6     5.0    52      5.3     5.4    98
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     8.7    11.2    78     11.3    11.5    98
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.4     6.6    97      9.1    10.5    87
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.8     8.4   129      9.8     8.7   113
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                    105


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.2     2.7   156      5.5     4.6   120
 BIG GOOSE                7990     4.4     4.6    96      6.5     4.6   141
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.4     8.2   127      8.1     7.6   107
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.4     5.8   110      7.3     6.3   116
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     8.8     6.0   147      9.0     6.6   136
 DOME LAKE                8880     6.9     6.3   110      8.7     7.1   123
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.2     4.4    73      4.9     5.1    96
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.6     3.4   106      6.3     4.4   143
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     4.5     5.7    79      5.4     7.0    77
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.8     5.5   124      7.7     6.3   122
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     7.9     5.5   144      9.6     7.0   137
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.0     2.7    74      8.0     5.3   151
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    121


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.4     3.9   113      8.7     6.4   136
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.1     3.4    91      7.1     4.0   178
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.1     3.5   146      8.1     5.4   150
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    117                    151


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     8.7    10.8    81      8.8    12.2    72
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.5     9.7    88     10.6    10.6   100
 ELK RIVER                8700     9.1     7.9   115      9.5     9.4   101
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    11.2    10.2   110     13.9    12.5   111
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    12.9    14.1    91     13.0    12.6   103
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.3    15.3    87     16.6    16.9    98
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.2     5.6    75      6.3     6.1   103
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     6.4     5.4   119      7.7     8.2    94
 TOWER                   10500    14.6    21.8    67     16.9    18.9    89
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    10.4    12.0    87     12.9    13.7    94
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     5.9     5.8   102      6.8     6.7   101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     89                     96


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     8.2    11.4    72      8.4    10.7    79
 CASPER MTN.              7900     3.7     7.2    51      6.5     7.4    88
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     7.0     8.0    88      7.7     8.2    94
 DEER PARK                9700     5.7     7.1    80      9.3    11.4    82
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      -M     5.6      *      -M     6.4      *
 RENO HILL                8400     4.3     6.8    63      5.4     7.4    73
 ROACH                    9700     7.3     7.8    94      8.5     9.0    94
 SAND LAKE               10050    11.4    15.6    73     10.4    12.2    85
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.4     8.5    75      8.7     9.5    92
 WINDY PEAK               7900     2.3     3.6    64      3.2     5.8    55
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     74                     83


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     4.8     4.6   104      7.5     7.5   100
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.5     9.7    88     10.6    10.6   100
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.3    15.3    87     16.6    16.9    98
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     6.1     5.8   105      8.8     9.4    94
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    10.9    12.0    91     13.3    14.0    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                     97


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     5.9     7.2    82      6.2     6.9    90
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    11.8    13.9    85     11.0    11.7    94
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     4.0     6.2    65      7.2     6.1   118
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     7.0     6.6   106      8.5     7.0   121
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.8     7.3   107      8.6     6.7   128
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     6.9      -M      *     8.0      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     5.9     7.1    83      8.7     7.3   119
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     8.3     8.5    98     10.9     8.8   124
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.4     5.7   112      6.3     6.2   102
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     6.3     7.3    86      7.4     8.4    88
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    11.9    13.2    90     12.9    13.9    93
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    11.9    12.5    95     13.3    11.9   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                    106


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     3.6     5.8    62      5.5     6.2    89
 HEWINTA                  9519     2.5     4.4    57      5.3     7.3    73
 HICKERSON PARK           9145      .7     3.1    23      3.2     4.3    74
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.4     2.8    50      3.7     4.0    92
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    10.2    13.2    77     10.3    12.9    80
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.3     8.0    79      7.5    10.7    70
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     4.2     7.0    60      7.1     7.9    90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     65                     80


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     4.7     8.9    53      7.6     9.7    78
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     7.1     6.7   106      9.6    10.5    91
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.3     8.0    79      7.5    10.7    70
 LILY LAKE                9156     5.6     5.8    97      7.6     9.0    84
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    10.6    11.9    89     12.0    12.7    94
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     5.3     5.8    91      6.9     9.5    73
 TRIAL LAKE               9992     9.8    11.1    88     10.0    11.9    84
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     83

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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.