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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 TUESDAY: JANUARY 6 , 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     8.0     8.9    90     10.8    11.2    96
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    11.8    10.5   112     15.1    14.5   104
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    18.7      -M      *    17.5      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      -M     8.4      *      -M    10.2      *
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    14.6    16.0    91     18.1    18.7    97
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.9     7.4   107      9.0     6.8   132
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     7.1      -M      *     8.2      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    13.3    16.0    83     17.7    18.8    94
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    13.8    13.6   101     16.2    14.6   111
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     5.7     6.0    95      7.4     9.7    76
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     7.0     8.6    81     11.4    11.8    97
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    12.3    13.3    92     13.2    14.1    94
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     9.2     8.3   111     11.1     9.7   114
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.6    12.5   117     16.1    12.9   125
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    19.8    14.3   138     15.4    14.4   107
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    14.6    15.3    95     19.0    16.6   114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    104


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    11.1    12.3    90     10.2    10.7    95
 BLACK BEAR               8170    17.1    18.7    91     18.9    19.0    99
 CANYON                   7870     6.5     6.7    97      7.4     8.3    89
 FISHER CREEK             9100    18.7    17.5   107     17.6    18.4    96
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    10.2    12.1    84     12.1    13.2    92
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     4.6     5.4    85      7.1     6.8   104
 PARKER PEAK              9400    13.0    11.3   115     10.3     8.7   118
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.2    11.3    81     11.6    11.6   100
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980     9.2     8.3   111     11.1     9.7   114
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    19.8    14.3   138     15.4    14.4   107
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     7.1     8.2    87     10.0    10.6    94
 WHITE MILL               8700    11.8    12.0    98     11.9    13.7    87
 WOLVERINE                7650     5.4     6.2    87      6.0     7.4    81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                     98


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     9.1     7.3   125      9.8     8.6   114
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.1     4.8    85      5.8     5.9    98
 DEER PARK                9700     5.6     7.2    78      9.4    11.5    82
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.5     8.0    81      6.7     6.7   100
 LITTLE WARM              9370     5.7     5.8    98      7.5     7.2   104
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     8.6      *     8.7     9.6    91
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.7     3.9    44      4.6     4.8    96
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    14.6    12.5   117     16.1    12.9   125
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     3.7     4.5    82      5.8     6.2    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    101


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    10.6    10.3   103      9.5     9.0   106
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.3     2.7   159      5.6     4.6   122
 BLACKWATER               9780    13.0    12.7   102     11.9    11.4   104
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.5     8.2   128      8.2     7.7   106
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.6    14.6   100     15.2    13.8   110
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.3     4.4    75      4.9     5.2    94
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.7     6.2   124      8.5     6.2   137
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.6     5.0    52      5.4     5.4   100
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     4.6     5.8    79      5.4     7.1    76
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.4     2.7   126      3.5     3.0   117
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.8     5.5   124      7.9     6.3   125
 SHELL CREEK              9580     9.4     7.7   122      9.2     7.1   130
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.2    11.3    81     11.6    11.6   100
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.6     6.6   100      9.3    10.6    88
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.5     3.1    81      5.0     3.8   132
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.9     8.6   127      9.9     8.8   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    104                    108


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    13.0    12.7   102     11.9    11.4   104
 EVENING STAR             9200    14.6    14.6   100     15.2    13.8   110
 KIRWIN                   9550     7.7     6.2   124      8.5     6.2   137
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.6     5.0    52      5.4     5.4   100
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420     9.2    11.3    81     11.6    11.6   100
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     6.6     6.6   100      9.3    10.6    88
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    10.9     8.6   127      9.9     8.8   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    106


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     4.3     2.7   159      5.6     4.6   122
 BIG GOOSE                7990     4.5     4.7    96      6.7     4.7   143
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    10.5     8.2   128      8.2     7.7   106
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     6.5     5.9   110      7.4     6.4   116
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860     8.9     6.1   146      9.4     6.7   140
 DOME LAKE                8880     7.0     6.4   109      8.8     7.2   122
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     3.3     4.4    75      4.9     5.2    94
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     3.7     3.4   109      6.3     4.4   143
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     4.6     5.8    79      5.4     7.1    76
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     6.8     5.5   124      7.9     6.3   125
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     8.0     5.6   143      9.9     7.0   141
 TIE CREEK                6870     2.2     2.7    81      8.2     5.4   152
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    122


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     4.7     4.0   118      8.7     6.5   134
 COLE CANYON              5910     3.3     3.5    94      7.3     4.0   182
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     5.1     3.6   142      8.2     5.5   149
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    151


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160     8.9    11.0    81      9.2    12.4    74
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.6     9.9    87     10.7    10.7   100
 ELK RIVER                8700     9.3     8.0   116      9.9     9.5   104
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    11.3    10.3   110     14.1    12.6   112
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    13.1    14.2    92     12.9    12.8   101
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.3    15.5    86     16.8    17.1    98
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     4.4     5.7    77      6.2     6.2   100
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     6.4     5.5   116      8.0     8.3    96
 TOWER                   10500      -M    22.1      *      -M    19.2      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    10.3    12.2    84     13.0    13.9    94
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.3     5.9   107      6.9     6.7   103
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                     98


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240     8.4    11.5    73      8.5    10.8    79
 CASPER MTN.              7900     3.8     7.3    52      6.7     7.5    89
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     7.2     8.1    89      7.7     8.3    93
 DEER PARK                9700     5.6     7.2    78      9.4    11.5    82
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      -M     5.7      *      -M     6.5      *
 RENO HILL                8400     4.4     6.9    64      5.7     7.5    76
 ROACH                    9700     7.3     7.9    92      8.7     9.1    96
 SAND LAKE               10050    11.6    15.8    73     10.6    12.3    86
 SOUTH PASS               9040      -M     8.6      *     8.7     9.6    91
 WINDY PEAK               7900     2.3     3.6    64      3.2     5.8    55
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     74                     84


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     5.1     4.7   109      7.7     7.6   101
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880     8.6     9.9    87     10.7    10.7   100
 OLD BATTLE              10000    13.3    15.5    86     16.8    17.1    98
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     6.4     5.9   108      8.9     9.5    94
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    11.2    12.2    92     13.7    14.3    96
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                     98


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     6.2     7.3    85      6.5     7.0    93
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    12.1    14.1    86     11.2    11.9    94
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     4.3     6.3    68      7.4     6.2   119
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     7.3     6.7   109      8.7     7.1   123
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     7.9     7.4   107      9.0     6.8   132
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     7.1      -M      *     8.2      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     6.3     7.2    88      8.8     7.4   119
 LOOMIS PARK              8240     8.7     8.6   101     11.1     9.0   123
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     6.6     5.8   114      6.7     6.3   106
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     6.7     7.3    92      7.8     8.6    91
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    12.3    13.3    92     13.2    14.1    94
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    12.2    12.7    96     13.8    12.1   114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    108


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     4.0     5.9    68      5.7     6.3    90
 HEWINTA                  9519     2.7     4.5    60      5.8     7.4    78
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.2     3.1    39      3.9     4.4    89
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.7     2.9    59      3.8     4.0    95
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    10.5    13.3    79     10.7    13.0    82
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.6     8.1    81      8.3    10.8    77
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     4.5     7.1    63      7.3     8.0    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     69                     84


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     5.2     9.1    57      8.0     9.8    82
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     7.4     6.9   107     10.0    10.6    94
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     6.6     8.1    81      8.3    10.8    77
 LILY LAKE                9156     5.9     5.9   100      7.7     9.1    85
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    11.0    12.1    91     12.3    12.9    95
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     5.7     6.0    95      7.4     9.7    76
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    10.0    11.3    88     10.3    12.0    86
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     85

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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.