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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 30 , 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    10.9    12.4    88     13.8    14.6    95
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    17.7    14.0   126     21.3    18.4   116
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    26.7      -M      *    23.4      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.4    12.1    94     16.0    13.5   119
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    20.2    22.5    90     23.4    24.6    95
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.8     9.3    95     10.2     8.5   120
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     9.7      -M      *    10.7      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    17.1    22.6    76     21.5    24.5    88
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    17.8    18.2    98     19.9    19.2   104
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     8.8     9.0    98     10.4    12.4    84
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    11.0    12.3    89     15.1    15.3    99
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.6    17.1   103     18.0    18.0   100
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.0    11.5    96     12.8    12.5   102
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    19.3    16.6   116     21.2    16.6   128
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    24.3    18.6   131     18.6    18.2   102
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    22.1    19.9   111     26.4    21.5   123
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    101                    105


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    15.4    16.0    96     14.1    13.8   102
 BLACK BEAR               8170    21.0    25.2    83     22.3    25.6    87
 CANYON                   7870     8.5     8.8    97      9.4    10.6    89
 FISHER CREEK             9100    24.3    23.4   104     22.8    24.2    94
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    12.2    15.9    77     14.2    17.2    83
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     7.2     7.5    96      9.5     8.8   108
 PARKER PEAK              9400    17.1    14.5   118     12.4    10.9   114
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.7    14.8    86     15.0    14.6   103
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.0    11.5    96     12.8    12.5   102
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    24.3    18.6   131     18.6    18.2   102
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     8.8    10.9    81     11.9    13.6    88
 WHITE MILL               8700    16.0    15.8   101     15.8    18.0    88
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.3     8.6    97      8.5     9.1    93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                     95


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    11.9    10.0   119     12.3    11.1   111
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     5.0     5.9    85      6.7     7.0    96
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5    11.6    56     10.1    14.3    71
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.9     9.7    71      7.2     8.1    89
 LITTLE WARM              9370     7.6     7.7    99      9.6     9.0   107
 SOUTH PASS               9040     7.1    11.2    63      9.1    12.0    76
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     2.1     4.7    45      4.9     5.6    88
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    19.3    16.6   116     21.2    16.6   128
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.1     5.5    75      6.4     7.2    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     96


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    13.9    13.2   105     11.5    11.6    99
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     6.0     3.5   171      6.7     5.4   124
 BLACKWATER               9780    16.3    16.3   100     14.9    14.0   106
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.2    10.5   135     11.0     9.5   116
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.1    19.4   104     20.9    17.3   121
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.3     5.6    95      6.6     6.3   105
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.7     7.6   114      9.9     7.5   132
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.0     5.9    51      5.8     6.1    95
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.6     7.1    93      6.6     8.2    80
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.7     3.4   109      3.7     3.6   103
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.4     7.1   132     10.5     8.2   128
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.5     9.8   128     12.2     9.1   134
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.7    14.8    86     15.0    14.6   103
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    10.2     8.6   119     13.2    13.1   101
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.9     3.6    81      5.9     4.4   134
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.7    11.8   116     12.4    11.2   111
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    107                    111


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    16.3    16.3   100     14.9    14.0   106
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.1    19.4   104     20.9    17.3   121
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.7     7.6   114      9.9     7.5   132
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.0     5.9    51      5.8     6.1    95
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    12.7    14.8    86     15.0    14.6   103
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    10.2     8.6   119     13.2    13.1   101
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.7    11.8   116     12.4    11.2   111
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    100                    110


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     6.0     3.5   171      6.7     5.4   124
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.9     5.9   100      8.1     5.5   147
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.2    10.5   135     11.0     9.5   116
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.7     7.3   119      9.4     7.8   121
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    12.1     7.9   153     11.6     8.1   143
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.6     7.8   110     10.7     8.6   124
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.3     5.6    95      6.6     6.3   105
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     4.5     4.2   107      7.3     5.2   140
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.6     7.1    93      6.6     8.2    80
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.4     7.1   132     10.5     8.2   128
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.4     7.1   146     12.2     8.7   140
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.7     3.9    95     10.1     6.7   151
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    122                    126


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.4     5.2   142     11.5     7.7   149
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.6     4.4   105      9.1     4.6   198
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     6.9     4.9   141     10.0     6.2   161
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    130                    165


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    18.2    16.0   114     17.3    16.4   105
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    14.2    12.8   111     16.1    13.5   119
 ELK RIVER                8700    16.1    11.9   135     14.8    12.5   118
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    16.1    13.6   118     19.6    15.9   123
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    21.3    18.1   118     20.5    16.1   127
 OLD BATTLE              10000    20.6    19.7   105     24.9    22.0   113
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     7.5     7.4   101      8.8     7.8   113
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     9.5     7.3   130     11.1    10.7   104
 TOWER                   10500    28.3    29.5    96     28.2    25.0   113
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    15.9    15.8   101     18.8    17.8   106
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     8.4     7.4   114      8.2     8.2   100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    110                    114


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    14.2    15.1    94     13.4    14.0    96
 CASPER MTN.              7900     5.8     8.9    65      8.4     8.8    95
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    11.0    10.4   106     11.6    10.4   112
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5    11.6    56     10.1    14.3    71
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.2     7.1    73      6.2     8.0    78
 RENO HILL                8400     7.1     8.3    86      8.2     9.2    89
 ROACH                    9700    11.2    10.8   104     12.8    11.5   111
 SAND LAKE               10050    17.8    19.6    91     16.4    15.7   104
 SOUTH PASS               9040     7.1    11.2    63      9.1    12.0    76
 WINDY PEAK               7900     5.0     4.4   114      5.7     6.9    83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     85                     92


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440     9.6     7.6   126     11.8     9.7   122
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    14.2    12.8   111     16.1    13.5   119
 OLD BATTLE              10000    20.6    19.7   105     24.9    22.0   113
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    10.5     9.4   112     13.3    12.3   108
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    20.8    18.1   115     22.4    19.1   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    112                    116


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     7.9     9.4    84      8.0     8.9    90
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    16.9    18.1    93     14.2    15.2    93
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     6.6     8.3    80      9.2     8.0   115
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     9.2     8.6   107     10.3     8.8   117
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.8     9.3    95     10.2     8.5   120
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     9.7      -M      *    10.7      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     8.0     9.6    83     10.3     9.6   107
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    11.7    11.0   106     14.1    11.6   122
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     8.7     7.5   116      8.4     7.8   108
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     9.6     9.6   100     10.3    10.9    94
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.6    17.1   103     18.0    18.0   100
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    16.9    16.4   103     18.7    15.9   118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     98                    107


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     6.7     8.2    82      7.5     8.2    91
 HEWINTA                  9519     5.1     6.5    78      7.9     9.2    86
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.9     4.3    44      4.4     5.1    86
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     2.3     4.0    57      4.4     4.7    94
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    14.4    17.3    83     13.8    16.5    84
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.5    10.4    91     11.1    13.7    81
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     6.5     9.2    71      9.8    10.0    98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     77                     87


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950     9.4    12.9    73     11.1    12.7    87
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    10.6     9.6   110     13.2    13.4    99
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.5    10.4    91     11.1    13.7    81
 LILY LAKE                9156     8.5     8.0   106     10.3    11.3    91
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    16.1    17.7    91     16.2    16.4    99
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     8.8     9.0    98     10.4    12.4    84
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    14.5    15.3    95     14.2    15.6    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     93                     91

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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.