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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 THURSDAY: FEBRUARY 26 , 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    12.4    15.6    79     15.0    18.1    83
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    21.4    17.7   121     24.8    22.4   111
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260    31.6      -M      *    26.6      -M      *
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    13.6    15.6    87     18.0    16.9   107
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    24.3    28.6    85     27.3    30.2    90
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.4    11.1    85     11.3    10.4   109
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    11.4      -M      *    12.3      -M      *
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850      -M    28.8      *      -M    30.6      *
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    20.3    23.2    88     22.4    24.0    93
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    11.3    11.8    96     12.6    15.4    82
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    13.2    16.0    82     17.1    19.0    90
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    21.5   100     21.7    21.9    99
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    12.2    14.8    82     14.0    15.6    90
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.1    20.2   109     24.1    20.1   120
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.4    22.7   116     20.8    22.7    92
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    27.0    24.7   109     31.5    26.3   120
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     97                     99


UPPER YELLOWSTONE-MADISON

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    17.4    19.5    89     16.0    16.7    96
 BLACK BEAR               8170    25.7    32.2    80     26.4    32.3    82
 CANYON                   7870     9.9    11.2    88     10.7    12.7    84
 FISHER CREEK             9100    27.9    28.9    97     26.5    29.7    89
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    14.7    20.3    72     16.7    21.5    78
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350     8.3     9.5    87     10.6    10.5   101
 PARKER PEAK              9400    19.6    17.9   109     14.8    13.4   110
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    14.5    18.5    78     16.8    17.5    96
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    12.2    14.8    82     14.0    15.6    90
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240    26.4    22.7   116     20.8    22.7    92
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    10.8    14.0    77     13.8    16.9    82
 WHITE MILL               8700    18.5    19.8    93     18.3    22.1    83
 WOLVERINE                7650     9.6    10.5    91      9.3    10.9    85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     89


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750    12.9    12.5   103     13.5    13.4   101
 COLD SPRINGS             9630     5.4     7.2    75      7.2     8.2    88
 DEER PARK                9700     7.6    14.4    53     11.6    17.4    67
 HOBBS PARK              10100     7.6    11.7    65      7.8     9.6    81
 LITTLE WARM              9370     8.6     9.4    91     10.8    10.6   102
 SOUTH PASS               9040     8.2    13.8    59     10.0    14.6    68
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620     2.2     5.8    38      5.2     6.8    76
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    22.1    20.2   109     24.1    20.1   120
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700     4.6     6.9    67      6.9     8.7    79
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     78                     89


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    15.5    15.7    99     12.6    13.8    91
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     7.3     4.2   174      7.4     6.3   117
 BLACKWATER               9780    17.7    20.2    88     16.3    16.8    97
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    15.6    12.9   121     12.0    11.3   106
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.9    24.6    93     24.2    21.3   114
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.8     7.1    96      7.6     7.5   101
 KIRWIN                   9550     9.3     9.0   103     10.5     9.0   117
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.0     6.8    44      6.2     7.3    85
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.7     8.9    98      8.8     9.4    94
 OWL CREEK                8975     4.1     4.1   100      4.0     4.3    93
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.6     8.6   123     12.1     9.8   123
 SHELL CREEK              9580    14.2    11.6   122     13.5    10.6   127
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    14.5    18.5    78     16.8    17.5    96
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    11.3    11.1   102     14.4    15.3    94
 TIMBER CREEK             7950     3.0     4.2    71      6.1     5.2   117
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.2    14.4   106     13.5    13.3   102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     99                    104


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780    17.7    20.2    88     16.3    16.8    97
 EVENING STAR             9200    22.9    24.6    93     24.2    21.3   114
 KIRWIN                   9550     9.3     9.0   103     10.5     9.0   117
 MARQUETTE                8760     3.0     6.8    44      6.2     7.3    85
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    14.5    18.5    78     16.8    17.5    96
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    11.3    11.1   102     14.4    15.3    94
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350    15.2    14.4   106     13.5    13.3   102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                    101


POWDER-TONGUE

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200     7.3     4.2   174      7.4     6.3   117
 BIG GOOSE                7990     6.7     7.4    91      8.9     6.6   135
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    15.6    12.9   121     12.0    11.3   106
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880     9.4     8.9   106     10.0     9.3   108
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    13.6     9.8   139     12.9     9.6   134
 DOME LAKE                8880     9.7     9.4   103     11.6    10.0   116
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550     6.8     7.1    96      7.6     7.5   101
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360     5.2     5.0   104      7.8     6.2   126
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760     8.7     8.9    98      8.8     9.4    94
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    10.6     8.6   123     12.1     9.8   123
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    11.2     8.9   126     13.3    10.2   130
 TIE CREEK                6870     3.9     4.9    80     10.4     7.7   135
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    113                    118


BELLE FOURCHE

 BLIND PARK               6890     8.2     6.8   121     12.8     9.0   142
 COLE CANYON              5910     5.3     5.6    95      9.5     5.4   176
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130     8.1     6.6   123     11.1     7.3   152
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    114                    154


UPPER N. PLATTE RIVER

 COLUMBINE                9160    23.2    21.2   109     21.9    20.3   108
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    18.5    15.2   122     20.2    16.5   122
 ELK RIVER                8700    20.2    15.6   129     18.4    15.6   118
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    18.0    16.8   107     21.9    19.6   112
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    27.9    22.0   127     26.3    19.6   134
 OLD BATTLE              10000    27.0    25.4   106     32.0    27.5   116
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    10.2     8.8   116     11.6     9.6   121
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    10.9     9.6   114     12.6    13.0    97
 TOWER                   10500    36.3    36.6    99     33.8    31.1   109
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    20.4    20.5   100     23.5    21.5   109
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    10.6     9.3   114      9.6    10.1    95
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    111                    113


LOWER N. PLATTE - SWEETWATER - LARAMIE

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    18.3    18.5    99     16.9    17.0    99
 CASPER MTN.              7900     8.3    11.0    75     10.4    10.7    97
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    12.8    12.6   102     13.2    12.9   102
 DEER PARK                9700     7.6    14.4    53     11.6    17.4    67
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375     7.7     8.7    89      8.4     9.7    87
 RENO HILL                8400     9.0    10.1    89     10.3    11.2    92
 ROACH                    9700    12.9    13.5    96     14.9    14.4   103
 SAND LAKE               10050    23.6    24.3    97     21.8    18.8   116
 SOUTH PASS               9040     8.2    13.8    59     10.0    14.6    68
 WINDY PEAK               7900     6.5     5.8   112      7.2     8.2    88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     87                     92


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    13.8     9.4   147     14.6    12.0   122
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    18.5    15.2   122     20.2    16.5   122
 OLD BATTLE              10000    27.0    25.4   106     32.0    27.5   116
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    14.4    12.1   119     16.7    15.2   110
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    26.3    23.0   114     27.6    22.8   121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average    118                    118


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080     9.8    11.8    83      9.8    11.0    89
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    20.1    22.3    90     16.6    18.6    89
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930     7.8    10.7    73     10.3     9.9   104
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    10.7    10.8    99     11.7    10.6   110
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750     9.4    11.1    85     11.3    10.4   109
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    11.4      -M      *    12.3      -M      *
 KENDALL R.S.             7740     9.3    12.0    78     11.5    12.2    94
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    13.5    14.0    96     15.8    14.4   110
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340     9.8     9.4   104      9.0     9.4    96
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    11.5    12.1    95     12.1    13.4    90
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    21.5    21.5   100     21.7    21.9    99
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    19.9    20.2    99     21.8    20.1   108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     92                    100


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 HAMS FORK                7840     8.8    10.6    83      8.9    10.1    88
 HEWINTA                  9519     6.5     8.8    74      9.4    11.3    83
 HICKERSON PARK           9145     2.6     5.7    46      5.2     6.1    85
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150     3.1     5.5    56      5.3     5.6    95
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    18.3    21.6    85     17.1    20.5    83
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.9    13.5    88     13.7    16.7    82
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200     8.3    12.2    68     11.7    12.5    94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     76                     86


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BUG LAKE                 7950    14.0    16.6    84     13.4    15.7    85
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    12.8    12.7   101     15.9    16.6    96
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    11.9    13.5    88     13.7    16.7    82
 LILY LAKE                9156    10.4    10.5    99     12.2    13.9    88
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    19.7    23.8    83     20.0    20.5    98
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    11.3    11.8    96     12.6    15.4    82
 TRIAL LAKE               9992    18.1    19.9    91     17.7    19.9    89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin wide percent of average     90                     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.