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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 13 , 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     9.9    10.0    99     12.5    12.2   102
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    15.6    11.5   136     19.0    15.8   120
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    22.4      -M      *    19.9      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770      -M     9.5      *      -M    11.3      *
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    17.9    17.9   100     21.4    20.7   103
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.5     8.0   106      9.5     7.3   130
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.4      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    15.8    17.9    88     20.3    20.6    99
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    16.1    15.0   107     18.3    16.0   114
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.3     6.8   107      9.0    10.6    85
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     9.6     9.6   100     13.8    12.9   107
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    15.6    14.4   108     16.4    15.4   106
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.4     9.2   113     12.2    10.7   114
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.0    13.7   131     19.5    14.0   139
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    22.8    15.6   146     17.3    15.5   112
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    18.7    16.7   112     23.1    18.2   127
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    112                    112


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    14.5    13.6   107     13.3    11.6   115
 BLACK BEAR               8170    19.0    20.8    91     20.7    21.1    98
 CANYON                   7870     7.6     7.4   103      8.6     9.0    96
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.6    19.6   115     21.5    20.3   106
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    11.2    13.4    84     13.2    14.4    92
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.4     6.2   103      8.8     7.4   119
 PARKER PEAK              9400    15.9    12.4   128     12.6     9.3   135
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.5    91     13.9    12.5   111
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.4     9.2   113     12.2    10.7   114
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    22.8    15.6   146     17.3    15.5   112
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     8.0     9.0    89     10.9    11.6    94
 WHITE MILL               8700    14.8    13.3   111     14.9    15.0    99
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.5     7.0   107      7.5     7.9    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    108                    105


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    11.2     8.4   133     12.0     9.4   128
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.6     5.2    88      6.3     6.3   100
 DEER PARK                9700     5.8     9.1    64      9.5    12.4    77
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.9     8.6    80      7.2     7.1   101
 LITTLE WARM              9370     6.6     6.5   102      8.5     7.8   109
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.6     9.5    69      8.9    10.3    86
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.9     4.2    45      4.8     5.0    96
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.0    13.7   131     19.5    14.0   139
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.0     4.9    82      6.0     6.5    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                    105


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    12.8    11.4   112     10.8     9.9   109
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     5.3     2.9   183      6.1     4.9   124
 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    13.8   112     14.1    12.1   117
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.9     9.0   143     10.0     8.2   122
 EVENING STAR             9200    18.9    16.4   115     19.7    14.9   132
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.4     4.8    92      5.7     5.6   102
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.4     6.8   124      9.5     6.7   142
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.8     5.3    53      5.8     5.7   102
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.9     6.2    95      5.9     7.4    80
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.6     2.9   124      3.6     3.2   112
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.6     6.1   141      9.8     6.9   142
 SHELL CREEK              9580    11.7     8.4   139     11.3     7.7   147
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.5    91     13.9    12.5   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.4     7.4   127     12.3    11.5   107
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.8     3.3    85      5.8     4.0   145
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.9     9.6   134     11.6     9.6   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    116                    119


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    13.8   112     14.1    12.1   117
 EVENING STAR             9200    18.9    16.4   115     19.7    14.9   132
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.4     6.8   124      9.5     6.7   142
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.8     5.3    53      5.8     5.7   102
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.5    91     13.9    12.5   111
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.4     7.4   127     12.3    11.5   107
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.9     9.6   134     11.6     9.6   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    119


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     5.3     2.9   183      6.1     4.9   124
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.2     5.1   102      7.4     4.8   154
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    12.9     9.0   143     10.0     8.2   122
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     7.9     6.2   127      8.6     6.8   126
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    10.9     6.7   163     10.8     7.1   152
 DOME LAKE                8880     7.9     6.8   116      9.8     7.6   129
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.4     4.8    92      5.7     5.6   102
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     4.1     3.6   114      6.7     4.7   143
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     5.9     6.2    95      5.9     7.4    80
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.6     6.1   141      9.8     6.9   142
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     9.4     6.0   157     11.1     7.5   148
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.0     3.4    88      9.2     5.8   159
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    128                    131


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     5.8     4.4   132     10.2     6.9   148
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.0     3.7   108      8.5     4.2   202
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     6.2     3.9   159      9.0     5.7   158
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    133                    165


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    13.1    12.4   106     12.9    13.6    95
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    10.1    10.8    94     12.1    11.6   104
 ELK RIVER                8700    12.2     9.2   133     12.2    10.5   116
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    13.0    11.3   115     16.1    13.6   118
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    15.9    15.4   103     15.4    13.8   112
 OLD BATTLE              10000    15.7    16.6    95     19.6    18.7   105
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     5.0     6.3    79      6.8     6.7   101
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     7.2     6.0   120      9.0     9.0   100
 TOWER                   10500      -M    24.2      *      -M    20.9      *
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    12.1    13.2    92     14.9    15.2    98
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.9     6.3   110      7.2     7.1   101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    105


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    11.0    12.6    87     10.7    11.9    90
 CASPER MTN.              7900     4.7     7.7    61      7.3     7.9    92
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     8.7     8.8    99      9.3     8.9   104
 DEER PARK                9700     5.8     9.1    64      9.5    12.4    77
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375      -M     6.1      *      -M     7.0      *
 RENO HILL                8400     5.7     7.3    78      6.9     8.1    85
 ROACH                    9700     8.9     8.7   102     10.3     9.8   105
 SAND LAKE               10050    13.9    16.9    82     12.8    13.4    96
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.6     9.5    69      8.9    10.3    86
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.2     3.8    84      3.8     6.1    62
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                     90


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     6.2     5.6   111      9.0     8.3   108
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    10.1    10.8    94     12.1    11.6   104
 OLD BATTLE              10000    15.7    16.6    95     19.6    18.7   105
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     7.7     7.0   110     10.1    10.4    97
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    14.8    13.9   106     17.0    15.9   107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    104


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     7.0     7.9    89      7.2     7.5    96
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    15.3    15.3   100     12.8    12.9    99
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     5.3     6.9    77      8.2     6.7   122
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.0     7.3   110      9.3     7.6   122
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.5     8.0   106      9.5     7.3   130
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.4      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     6.9     8.0    86      9.3     8.1   115
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    10.3     9.3   111     12.7     9.8   130
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.6     6.3   121      7.4     6.8   109
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     8.7     8.0   109      9.5     9.3   102
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    15.6    14.4   108     16.4    15.4   106
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    15.5    13.8   112     17.1    13.3   129
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    114


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     5.2     6.6    79      6.2     6.9    90
 HEWINTA                  9519     3.9     5.1    76      6.7     7.9    85
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.6     3.5    46      4.2     4.6    91
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     2.0     3.2    62      4.1     4.2    98
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    12.3    14.5    85     12.0    14.2    85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     7.4     8.8    84      9.3    11.8    79
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     5.2     7.7    68      8.4     8.5    99
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     76                     88


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     6.3    10.2    62      9.2    10.7    86
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     8.5     7.6   112     11.2    11.5    97
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     7.4     8.8    84      9.3    11.8    79
 LILY LAKE                9156     6.8     6.5   105      8.6     9.8    88
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    12.6    13.7    92     13.7    14.0    98
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.3     6.8   107      9.0    10.6    85
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    11.2    12.5    90     11.2    13.1    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     91                     89

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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.