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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: DECEMBER 12 , 2013
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BASIN                    ELEV.  SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT    TOTAL PRECIPITATION
 Data Site Name          (Ft)                      %                      %
                                Current  Median  Median  Current  Average  Avg
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WYOMING


SNAKE RIVER  

 BASE CAMP                7030    6.9     5.1    135     8.5     7.6    112
 BLACK BEAR               8170   13.6    12.3    111    13.8    13.3    104
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    8.7     6.6    132     7.6     7.1    107
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    6.7     5.9    114     8.3     8.4     99
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    4.6     2.6    177     4.7     4.1    115
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260   17.0    11.4    149    12.6    10.9    116
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    5.1     3.9    131     6.6     6.8     97
 GRASSY LAKE              7265    9.4     8.6    109    11.1    12.3     90
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    5.7     4.5    127     5.4     4.8    112
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    6.3     4.1    154     6.3     4.8    131
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    8.6     9.2     93    10.9    12.5     87
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    7.9     7.5    105     9.0     9.4     96
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    3.4     3.0    113     5.6     5.5    102
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    5.3     4.3    123     7.6     8.2     93
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    7.3     6.6    111     7.8     8.1     96
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    4.5     4.0    112     5.4     6.6     82
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    9.4     8.4    112     8.9     8.9    100
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   11.9    10.2    117     9.9     9.8    101
 WILLOW CREEK             8380    8.7     7.5    116    12.3    11.7    105
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     5.1       *     -M     6.0       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  120                    101


MADISON-GALLATIN

 BLACK BEAR               8170   13.6    12.3    111    13.8    13.3    104
 CANYON                   7870    4.0     3.5    114     5.6     5.8     97
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    7.3     7.1    103     8.8     9.1     97
 WEST YELLOWSTONE         6700    3.8     2.8    136     5.1     5.0    102
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    5.0     4.2    119     6.9     7.4     93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                     99


YELLOWSTONE

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360    8.4     7.4    114     7.0     6.8    103
 BURNT MTN                5880    3.7     1.5    247     9.5     5.8    164
 CANYON                   7870    4.0     3.5    114     5.6     5.8     97
 COLE CREEK               7850    7.5     5.3    142     6.1     5.5    111
 EVENING STAR             9200   11.6     8.4    138    12.0    10.1    119
 FISHER CREEK             9100   12.6    10.5    120    11.2    11.3     99
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    3.2     2.4    133     4.1     4.8     85
 PARKER PEAK              9400    9.5     7.2    132     9.1     6.7    136
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    7.6     6.5    117     9.3     8.7    107
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    4.5     4.0    112     5.4     6.6     82
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   11.9    10.2    117     9.9     9.8    101
 WHITE MILL               8700    9.5     7.1    134     7.9     8.6     92
 WOLVERINE                7650    4.0     3.1    129     4.1     4.9     84
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  127                    106


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     -M     4.7       *     -M     6.0       *
 CASTLE CREEK             8400    2.6      -M       *    4.4      -M       *
 COLD SPRINGS             9630    4.2     2.6    162     6.2     4.2    148
 DEER PARK                9700    4.6     4.8     96     6.1     6.7     91
 HOBBS PARK              10100    5.9     5.5    107     5.9     5.2    113
 KIRWIN                   9550    6.4     3.9    164     5.5     4.6    120
 LITTLE WARM              9370    5.1     3.5    146     6.5     5.0    130
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.1     2.0    155     3.2     2.5    128
 SOUTH PASS               9040    4.9     4.9    100     5.4     6.6     82
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620    2.5     2.5    100     5.0     3.7    135
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580    9.4     8.4    112     8.9     8.9    100
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700    2.5     3.0     83     4.1     5.0     82
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  118                    108


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380    8.9     6.5    137     7.6     6.0    127
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    3.6     1.8    200     5.0     3.6    139
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    6.8     5.8    117     5.5     5.6     98
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    3.8     2.3    165     5.4     4.1    132
 KIRWIN                   9550    6.4     3.9    164     5.5     4.6    120
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.5      -M       *    5.7      -M       *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    5.5     3.4    162     6.0     4.9    122
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.1     2.0    155     3.2     2.5    128
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.1     3.5    146     5.4     4.7    115
 SHELL CREEK              9580    6.3     5.4    117     5.6     5.2    108
 TIMBER CREEK             7950    3.2     2.0    160     4.7     3.4    138
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  144                    121


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780   11.3     7.9    143     8.8     7.9    111
 EVENING STAR             9200   11.6     8.4    138    12.0    10.1    119
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.5      -M       *    5.7      -M       *
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    4.7     3.7    127     8.0     7.1    113
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     5.1       *     -M     6.0       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  138                    115


POWDER RIVER

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    3.6     1.8    200     5.0     3.6    139
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    6.3     4.5    140     6.8     5.2    131
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    3.8     2.3    165     5.4     4.1    132
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360    3.5     2.0    175     5.2     3.4    153
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    5.5     3.4    162     6.0     4.9    122
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.1     3.5    146     5.4     4.7    115
 SOLDIER PARK             8720    3.0      -M       *    5.0      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  159                    131


TONGUE RIVER

 BIG GOOSE                7990    3.8     2.9    131     6.4     4.4    145
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    6.8     5.8    117     5.5     5.6     98
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880    4.8     3.5    137     6.5     4.7    138
 DOME LAKE                8880    2.7     4.2     64     4.9     5.5     89
 LITTLE GOOSE             8870     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    6.3     3.9    162     7.5     5.3    142
 TIE CREEK                6870    2.0     1.1    182     6.2     4.6    135
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  123                    123


BELLE FOURCHE

 COLE CANYON              5910    2.0     1.1    182     8.9     3.9    228
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  182                    228


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 BLIND PARK               6890    3.2     2.0    160     9.2     4.8    192
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130    3.9     2.1    186     9.0     4.1    220
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  173                    204


UPPER N. PLATTE

 ARAPAHO RIDGE           10960    8.3     6.9    120     8.6     8.5    101
 BLACKHALL MTN            9820   10.7      -M       *   12.3      -M       *
 COLUMBINE                9160    6.2     5.8    107     8.9     8.6    103
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    6.3     5.7    111     9.8     7.8    126
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    6.5     7.2     90    10.2     9.4    109
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.0     2.8     71     4.4     4.7     94
 MED BOW                 10500    9.4      -M       *   11.8      -M       *
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130    9.5     8.6    110    11.2     9.0    124
 NEVER SUMMER            10280    7.9     6.2    127     7.5      -M       *
 OLD BATTLE              10000   10.1     9.2    110    11.8    12.2     97
 RAWAH                    9020    4.7     3.2    147     7.6     5.8    131
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    3.6     3.6    100     5.6     5.4    104
 SAND LAKE               10050    9.5     8.6    110     9.9     8.6    115
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    4.4     3.3    133     6.9     5.5    125
 TOWER                   10500   13.1    14.0     94    15.5    14.0    111
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    6.6     6.8     97     9.2     9.2    100
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    6.0     4.0    150     6.6     5.2    127
 ZIRKEL                   9340    7.7     6.4    120    10.9    10.2    107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  110                    110


SWEETWATER

 DEER PARK                9700    4.6     4.8     96     6.1     6.7     91
 LARSEN CREEK             9000    1.6      -M       *    4.4      -M       *
 SOUTH PASS               9040    4.9     4.9    100     5.4     6.6     82
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   98                     86


LOWER N. PLATTE

 CASPER MTN.              7900    6.5     4.2    155     7.5     6.1    123
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.0     2.8     71     4.4     4.7     94
 RENO HILL                8400    7.0     4.5    156     9.1     5.7    160
 WINDY PEAK               7900    2.2     2.2    100     4.7     4.1    115
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  129                    125


LARAMIE RIVER

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    6.8     5.7    119     7.7     7.0    110
 CINNABAR PARK            9574    6.7     6.8     99     8.6     8.5    101
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.3     3.4     68     4.7     4.3    109
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    7.6     5.2    146     8.2     6.1    134
 RAWAH                    9020    4.7     3.2    147     7.6     5.8    131
 ROACH                    9700    5.9     4.7    126     8.2     6.8    121
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  117                    117


S. PLATTE

 BLACK MOUNTAIN           8920    4.2      -M       *    5.6      -M       *
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.3     3.4     68     4.7     4.3    109
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    7.6     5.2    146     8.2     6.1    134
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  115                    124


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    4.1     2.4    171     7.4     5.4    137
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    6.3     5.7    111     9.8     7.8    126
 ELK RIVER                8700    5.8     4.3    135     8.6     6.8    126
 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER       8915    7.0     4.9    143    12.1    11.0    110
 OLD BATTLE              10000   10.1     9.2    110    11.8    12.2     97
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    3.6     3.6    100     5.6     5.4    104
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    3.9     3.1    126     7.6     6.4    119
 WHISKEY PARK             8950    9.9     6.8    146    12.8     8.9    144
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  127                    118


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    3.9     4.3     91     4.0     4.9     82
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    8.7     6.6    132     7.6     7.1    107
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    4.6     2.6    177     4.7     4.1    115
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    5.2     4.0    130     5.6     4.9    114
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    5.7     4.5    127     5.4     4.8    112
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    6.3     4.1    154     6.3     4.8    131
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    5.1     3.3    155     6.0     4.8    125
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    5.3     4.1    129     6.7     6.0    112
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    3.7     3.0    123     4.2     4.0    105
 POCKET CREEK             9360    4.6      -M       *    3.9      -M       *
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    4.0     3.4    118     5.0     4.8    104
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    7.3     6.6    111     7.8     8.1     96
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    6.6     5.9    112     8.3     8.4     99
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  127                    107


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 BLACKS FORK JCT          8870    1.6      -M       *    4.6      -M       *
 BUCK PASTURE             9700    2.9      -M       *    5.7      -M       *
 EF BLACKS FORK GS        9360    1.6      -M       *    4.1      -M       *
 HAMS FORK                7840    1.6     3.0     53     3.9     4.0     98
 HEWINTA                  9519    1.5     2.4     62     4.8     5.3     91
 HICKERSON PARK           9145    2.8     1.9    147     4.3     4.2    102
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150    1.9     2.1     90     4.0     4.0    100
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    5.8     7.1     82     6.3     7.3     86
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    3.6     4.0     90     5.3     6.2     85
 SPIRIT LK               10235    3.4      -M       *    6.0      -M       *
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200    7.1     5.0    142     5.9     6.0     98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   95                     93


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BEAR RIVER RS            8777    2.0      -M       *    4.6      -M       *
 BUG LAKE                 7950    4.3     4.6     93     5.2     6.9     75
 BURTS MILLER RANCH       8000    2.1      -M       *    2.8      -M       *
 CHALK CREEK #1           8993    6.6     7.5     88     8.0     9.1     88
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    2.9     3.7     78     6.3     7.4     85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    3.6     4.0     90     5.3     6.2     85
 LILY LAKE                9156    3.1     3.8     82     6.0     6.4     94
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    5.7     7.2     79     6.8     8.9     76
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    3.4     3.0    113     5.6     5.5    102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   88                     86

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 -M   = Missing data
  *   = Data may not provide a valid measure of conditions.
Units = inches for the Current and Normal Snow Water Equivalent and

Total Precipitation values

If the Basin Index (%) 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 Median represents the snow water
equivalent found at selected SNOTEL sites in or near the basin compared to
the Median 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.

Medians and averages are calculated for the period 1981-2010.

Provisional data, subject to revision.

* Site -- Either: (a) the current value is missing; (b) the median or
average for the day is not available or is zero; or (c) for snow water
equivalent, the median for the day is less than 10% of the maximum
median value for  the year.


* Basin - More than half of the sites within the basin are flagged with *,
preventing the calculation of a meaningful basin index.

The basin index is calculated as the sum of the valid current values
divided by the sum of the corresponding medians (for snow water equivalent)
or averages (for precipitation) and the resulting fraction multiplied by 100.