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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 SUNDAY: FEBRUARY 8 , 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    11.1    13.6    82     13.9    15.8    88
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    17.8    15.1   118     21.4    19.7   109
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    27.3      -M      *    23.7      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    11.6    13.3    87     16.1    14.6   110
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    21.3    24.6    87     24.6    26.5    93
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.7     9.9    88     10.4     9.1   114
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     9.9      -M      *    10.8      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    17.8    24.8    72     21.9    26.4    83
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    18.1    19.8    91     20.2    20.7    98
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     9.0    10.0    90     10.6    13.4    79
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    11.4    13.6    84     15.5    16.5    94
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.9    18.5    97     18.4    19.3    95
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.2    12.6    89     13.0    13.5    96
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    19.5    17.9   109     21.4    17.7   121
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    24.7    20.1   123     19.0    19.6    97
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    22.4    21.5   104     27.0    23.0   117
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     95                     99


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    15.7    16.9    93     14.3    14.7    97
 BLACK BEAR               8170    21.9    27.0    81     23.2    27.8    83
 CANYON                   7870     8.7     9.4    93      9.5    11.3    84
 FISHER CREEK             9100    25.2    24.9   101     23.5    26.0    90
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    12.7    17.1    74     14.6    18.6    78
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     7.3     8.1    90      9.7     9.4   103
 PARKER PEAK              9400    17.5    15.4   114     12.5    11.7   107
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.1    15.7    83     15.3    15.6    98
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    11.2    12.6    89     13.0    13.5    96
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    24.7    20.1   123     19.0    19.6    97
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800     9.1    11.7    78     12.3    14.6    84
 WHITE MILL               8700    16.5    16.9    98     16.3    19.3    84
 WOLVERINE                7650     8.7     9.0    97      8.4     9.6    88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     94                     91


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.1    10.6   114     12.8    11.9   108
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     4.8     6.2    77      6.6     7.4    89
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5    12.2    53     10.2    15.4    66
 HOBBS PARK              10100     6.8    10.2    67      7.1     8.6    83
 LITTLE WARM              9370     7.4     8.1    91      9.6     9.5   101
 SOUTH PASS               9040     7.1    11.8    60      9.3    13.0    72
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     1.8     4.9    37      4.8     6.0    80
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    19.5    17.9   109     21.4    17.7   121
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.2     5.8    72      6.5     7.7    84
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     80                     91


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    14.2    13.9   102     11.7    12.3    95
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     6.0     3.7   162      6.6     5.7   116
 BLACKWATER               9780    16.2    17.2    94     14.9    14.9   100
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.4    11.0   131     11.2    10.1   111
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.7    20.8   100     21.5    18.6   116
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.3     6.1    87      6.5     6.6    98
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.8     7.9   111      9.8     8.0   123
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.9     6.1    48      5.5     6.5    85
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.5     7.7    84      6.6     8.6    77
 OWL CREEK                8975     3.7     3.5   106      3.5     3.9    90
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.4     7.5   125     10.6     8.7   122
 SHELL CREEK              9580    12.8    10.3   124     12.5     9.7   129
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.1    15.7    83     15.3    15.6    98
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    10.4     9.4   111     13.4    13.9    96
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     2.7     3.7    73      6.0     4.7   128
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.8    12.4   111     12.3    11.9   103
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    103                    105


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    16.2    17.2    94     14.9    14.9   100
 EVENING STAR             9200    20.7    20.8   100     21.5    18.6   116
 KIRWIN                   9550     8.8     7.9   111      9.8     8.0   123
 MARQUETTE                8760     2.9     6.1    48      5.5     6.5    85
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    13.1    15.7    83     15.3    15.6    98
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    10.4     9.4   111     13.4    13.9    96
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    13.8    12.4   111     12.3    11.9   103
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     96                    104


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     6.0     3.7   162      6.6     5.7   116
 BIG GOOSE                7990     5.9     6.4    92      8.1     6.0   135
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    14.4    11.0   131     11.2    10.1   111
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     8.7     7.7   113      9.3     8.3   112
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    12.3     8.4   146     11.5     8.6   134
 DOME LAKE                8880     8.8     8.3   106     10.8     9.1   119
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     5.3     6.1    87      6.5     6.6    98
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     4.3     4.4    98      7.0     5.5   127
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     6.5     7.7    84      6.6     8.6    77
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480     9.4     7.5   125     10.6     8.7   122
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    10.4     7.6   137     12.3     9.2   134
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.6     4.2    86     10.1     7.0   144
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    115                    118


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     7.3     5.6   130     11.8     8.1   146
 COLE CANYON              5910     4.6     4.8    96      9.1     4.9   186
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     7.1     5.4   131     10.0     6.6   152
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    120                    158


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    18.4    17.9   103     17.7    17.6   101
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    14.5    13.6   107     16.5    14.4   115
 ELK RIVER                8700    16.7    13.2   127     15.9    13.5   118
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    16.1    14.7   110     19.7    17.1   115
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    21.8    19.4   112     20.9    17.2   122
 OLD BATTLE              10000    21.2    21.5    99     25.8    23.8   108
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850     7.7     7.9    97      8.9     8.4   106
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440     9.5     8.0   119     11.3    11.5    98
 TOWER                   10500    29.0    32.0    91     29.0    26.9   108
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    16.0    17.2    93     19.2    19.0   101
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540     8.9     8.0   111      8.3     8.8    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    104                    108


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    14.6    16.2    90     13.9    15.0    93
 CASPER MTN.              7900     6.0     9.6    62      8.4     9.4    89
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    11.3    11.2   101     11.7    11.2   104
 DEER PARK                9700     6.5    12.2    53     10.2    15.4    66
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     5.3     7.6    70      6.3     8.6    73
 RENO HILL                8400     7.1     8.8    81      8.3     9.8    85
 ROACH                    9700    11.5    11.7    98     13.2    12.3   107
 SAND LAKE               10050    18.5    21.1    88     17.2    16.7   103
 SOUTH PASS               9040     7.1    11.8    60      9.3    13.0    72
 WINDY PEAK               7900     5.1     4.9   104      5.8     7.3    79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     81                     88


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    10.4     8.3   125     12.0    10.4   115
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    14.5    13.6   107     16.5    14.4   115
 OLD BATTLE              10000    21.2    21.5    99     25.8    23.8   108
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    10.4    10.4   100     13.3    13.3   100
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    21.5    19.9   108     22.9    20.4   112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    106                    110


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     8.1    10.1    80      8.1     9.6    84
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    17.4    19.5    89     14.5    16.3    89
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     6.7     9.1    74      9.3     8.6   108
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400     9.4     9.3   101     10.5     9.3   113
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     8.7     9.9    88     10.4     9.1   114
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820     9.9      -M      *    10.8      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     8.1    10.4    78     10.3    10.4    99
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    11.9    12.0    99     14.3    12.5   114
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     8.8     8.1   109      8.4     8.3   101
 SNIDER BASIN             8060     9.7    10.4    93     10.4    11.7    89
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    17.9    18.5    97     18.4    19.3    95
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    17.0    17.6    97     18.8    17.2   109
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                    101


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     6.8     9.0    76      7.6     8.9    85
 HEWINTA                  9519     5.2     7.3    71      7.9     9.8    81
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     1.9     4.8    40      4.5     5.4    83
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     2.3     4.5    51      4.5     5.0    90
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    14.7    18.7    79     14.1    17.8    79
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.6    11.4    84     11.4    14.6    78
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     6.7    10.1    66      9.8    10.8    91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     72                     83


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    10.6    14.2    75     11.4    13.7    83
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    10.8    10.6   102     13.5    14.4    94
 KELLEY R.S.              8180     9.6    11.4    84     11.4    14.6    78
 LILY LAKE                9156     8.6     8.8    98     10.4    12.1    86
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    16.5    19.8    83     17.2    17.7    97
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760     9.0    10.0    90     10.6    13.4    79
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    14.9    16.8    89     14.7    16.9    87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     87

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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.