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At 4:58p, 10/22/18
Temperature 50.1°F
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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 FRIDAY: JANUARY 16 , 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    10.4    95     12.6    12.7    99
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    15.5    12.0   129     19.0    16.3   117
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    22.3      -M      *    20.1      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770     9.7     9.9    98     14.3    11.7   122
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    17.9    18.7    96     21.2    21.4    99
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.4     8.3   101      9.4     7.5   125
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.4      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    15.8    18.8    84     20.1    21.3    94
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    16.0    15.5   103     18.3    16.6   110
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.2     7.2   100      8.9    10.9    82
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920     9.6    10.1    95     13.7    13.3   103
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    15.7    14.9   105     16.5    15.9   104
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.3     9.6   107     12.1    11.0   110
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.0    14.2   127     19.6    14.5   135
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    22.9    16.2   141     17.7    16.0   111
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    18.7    17.2   109     23.0    18.8   122
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    109


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    14.6    14.1   104     13.4    12.0   112
 BLACK BEAR               8170    19.0    21.7    88     20.8    21.9    95
 CANYON                   7870     7.6     7.6   100      8.5     9.3    91
 FISHER CREEK             9100    22.7    20.5   111     21.7    21.0   103
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    11.1    14.0    79     13.2    14.9    89
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     6.3     6.5    97      8.8     7.7   114
 PARKER PEAK              9400    15.9    12.8   124     12.6     9.6   131
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.9    88     13.8    12.8   108
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    10.3     9.6   107     12.1    11.0   110
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    22.9    16.2   141     17.7    16.0   111
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     7.9     9.4    84     11.0    11.9    92
 WHITE MILL               8700    14.8    13.9   106     14.9    15.5    96
 WOLVERINE                7650     7.3     7.3   100      7.5     8.1    93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    103


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    11.1     8.8   126     12.0     9.7   124
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.6     5.4    85      6.3     6.4    98
 DEER PARK                9700     5.9     9.2    64      9.6    12.7    76
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.8     8.9    76      7.1     7.3    97
 LITTLE WARM              9370     6.6     6.7    99      8.6     8.0   108
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.5     9.8    66      8.8    10.6    83
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.9     4.3    44      4.8     5.1    94
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    18.0    14.2   127     19.6    14.5   135
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.1     5.1    80      6.1     6.6    92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                    102


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    13.3    11.8   113     11.1    10.2   109
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     5.6     3.0   187      6.2     5.0   124
 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    14.3   108     14.1    12.5   113
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.2     9.4   140     10.4     8.4   124
 EVENING STAR             9200    19.0    17.0   112     20.0    15.4   130
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.6     4.9    94      5.8     5.8   100
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.4     7.0   120      9.5     6.8   140
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.7     5.4    50      5.6     5.8    97
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.1     6.4    95      6.1     7.5    81
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.6     3.1   116      3.6     3.3   109
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.8     6.3   140     10.0     7.1   141
 SHELL CREEK              9580    11.8     8.7   136     11.5     7.9   146
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.9    88     13.8    12.8   108
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.4     7.6   124     12.3    11.8   104
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.8     3.3    85      5.8     4.1   141
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    10.0   128     11.6     9.9   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    117


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    15.5    14.3   108     14.1    12.5   113
 EVENING STAR             9200    19.0    17.0   112     20.0    15.4   130
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.4     7.0   120      9.5     6.8   140
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.7     5.4    50      5.6     5.8    97
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    11.4    12.9    88     13.8    12.8   108
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120     9.4     7.6   124     12.3    11.8   104
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    12.8    10.0   128     11.6     9.9   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    116


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     5.6     3.0   187      6.2     5.0   124
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.5     5.2   106      7.7     4.9   157
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    13.2     9.4   140     10.4     8.4   124
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.2     6.5   126      8.9     7.0   127
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    11.4     7.0   163     11.1     7.3   152
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.2     7.1   115     10.1     7.8   129
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     4.6     4.9    94      5.8     5.8   100
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     4.2     3.7   114      6.7     4.8   140
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.1     6.4    95      6.1     7.5    81
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     8.8     6.3   140     10.0     7.1   141
 SUCKER CREEK             8880     9.8     6.3   156     11.5     7.7   149
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.3     3.6    92      9.5     5.9   161
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    128                    131


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     6.6     4.5   147     10.9     7.0   156
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.3     3.9   110      8.4     4.3   195
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     6.7     4.1   163      9.6     5.8   166
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    141                    169


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    13.3    13.0   102     13.0    14.2    92
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    10.0    11.2    89     12.2    11.9   103
 ELK RIVER                8700    12.2     9.7   126     12.3    10.8   114
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    12.9    11.7   110     16.3    14.1   116
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    16.0    15.9   101     15.6    14.2   110
 OLD BATTLE              10000    15.6    17.1    91     19.6    19.3   102
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     5.0     6.5    77      6.8     6.9    99
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     7.2     6.2   116      8.9     9.3    96
 TOWER                   10500    21.0    25.1    84     22.6    21.7   104
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    12.1    13.6    89     15.0    15.8    95
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     6.8     6.5   105      7.2     7.3    99
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                    103


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    11.2    13.1    85     10.8    12.3    88
 CASPER MTN.              7900     4.9     7.9    62      7.4     8.0    92
 DEADMAN HILL            10220     8.7     9.1    96      9.4     9.2   102
 DEER PARK                9700     5.9     9.2    64      9.6    12.7    76
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     3.6     6.3    57      4.5     7.2    62
 RENO HILL                8400     5.7     7.5    76      7.0     8.3    84
 ROACH                    9700     9.0     9.1    99     10.4    10.1   103
 SAND LAKE               10050    14.1    17.4    81     12.9    13.9    93
 SOUTH PASS               9040     6.5     9.8    66      8.8    10.6    83
 WINDY PEAK               7900     3.3     3.9    85      3.9     6.3    62
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                     86


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     6.3     6.0   105      8.9     8.6   103
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    10.0    11.2    89     12.2    11.9   103
 OLD BATTLE              10000    15.6    17.1    91     19.6    19.3   102
 SANDSTONE RS             8150     7.5     7.4   101     10.0    10.8    93
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    15.0    14.7   102     17.1    16.6   103
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    101


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     6.9     8.2    84      7.1     7.8    91
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    15.3    15.8    97     12.8    13.3    96
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     5.3     7.1    75      8.2     7.0   117
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     8.1     7.5   108      9.4     7.8   121
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.4     8.3   101      9.4     7.5   125
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     8.4      -M      *     9.4      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     6.9     8.3    83      9.2     8.4   110
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    10.3     9.6   107     12.6    10.1   125
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     7.6     6.5   117      7.4     7.0   106
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     8.7     8.3   105      9.5     9.6    99
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    15.7    14.9   105     16.5    15.9   104
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    15.5    14.3   108     17.2    13.8   125
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    110


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     5.1     6.9    74      6.1     7.2    85
 HEWINTA                  9519     3.9     5.3    74      6.7     8.1    83
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.5     3.6    42      4.1     4.7    87
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     1.9     3.3    58      4.1     4.3    95
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    12.3    15.0    82     12.0    14.6    82
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     7.3     9.1    80      9.1    12.1    75
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     5.3     7.9    67      8.4     8.8    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     73                     84


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     6.1    10.7    57      9.2    11.1    83
 HAYDEN FORK              9212     8.3     8.0   104     11.1    11.8    94
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     7.3     9.1    80      9.1    12.1    75
 LILY LAKE                9156     6.7     6.8    99      8.6    10.0    86
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    12.8    14.4    89     13.7    14.4    95
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     7.2     7.2   100      8.9    10.9    82
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    11.2    13.0    86     11.3    13.6    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     86                     86

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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.