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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 26 , 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    8.0     6.6    121     9.3     9.1    102
 BLACK BEAR               8170   15.9    15.8    101    15.9    16.2     98
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    9.9     8.3    119     8.2     8.5     96
 COTTONWOOD CREEK         7670    8.3     7.7    108     9.9    10.2     97
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    5.2     3.9    133     5.1     5.0    102
 GRAND TARGHEE            9260   20.2    16.3    124    14.6    14.1    104
 GRANITE CREEK            6770    5.9     5.5    107     7.4     8.5     87
 GRASSY LAKE              7265   11.8    11.1    106    13.6    15.4     88
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    6.2     5.5    113     5.7     5.6    102
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    7.2     5.2    138     7.1     5.8    122
 LEWIS LAKE DIVIDE        7850    9.9    11.8     84    12.4    15.3     81
 PHILLIPS BENCH           8200    9.4     9.7     97    10.4    11.6     90
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    4.6     4.3    107     6.7     6.8     99
 SNAKE RIVER STATION      6920    6.2     5.6    111     8.7    10.0     87
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    8.9     8.7    102     9.4     9.9     95
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    5.3     5.6     95     6.1     7.9     77
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580   10.9    10.2    107    10.4    10.6     98
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   13.3    11.5    116    11.0    11.6     95
 WILLOW CREEK             8380   10.9     9.8    111    14.3    14.3    100
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     6.4       *     -M     7.0       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  109                     95


MADISON-GALLATIN

 BLACK BEAR               8170   15.9    15.8    101    15.9    16.2     98
 CANYON                   7870    4.9     4.8    102     6.4     7.2     89
 MADISON PLATEAU          7750    8.4     9.5     88     9.7    11.1     87
 WEST YELLOWSTONE         6700    4.5     4.1    110     5.6     6.4     88
 WHISKEY CREEK            6800    5.9     5.8    102     7.8     8.9     88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   99                     91


YELLOWSTONE

 BEARTOOTH LAKE           9360   10.0     9.1    110     8.5     8.4    101
 BURNT MTN                5880    4.0     1.9    211     9.6     6.4    150
 CANYON                   7870    4.9     4.8    102     6.4     7.2     89
 COLE CREEK               7850    8.3     6.0    138     6.4     6.2    103
 EVENING STAR             9200   13.6    10.2    133    14.2    12.2    116
 FISHER CREEK             9100   14.7    13.7    107    13.2    13.8     96
 NORTHEAST ENTRANCE       7350    4.1     3.3    124     5.1     5.7     89
 PARKER PEAK              9400   11.4     9.0    127    10.9     7.9    138
 SYLVAN LAKE              8420    9.3     8.5    109    11.1    10.4    107
 THUMB DIVIDE             7980    5.3     5.6     95     6.1     7.9     77
 TWO OCEAN PLATEAU        9240   13.3    11.5    116    11.0    11.6     95
 WHITE MILL               8700   11.1     9.0    123     9.3    10.4     89
 WOLVERINE                7650    5.6     4.3    130     5.2     5.8     90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  119                    103


WIND RIVER

 BURROUGHS CREEK          8750     -M     5.7       *     -M     7.1       *
 CASTLE CREEK             8400    3.0      -M       *    4.8      -M       *
 COLD SPRINGS             9630    4.7     3.0    157     6.3     4.7    134
 DEER PARK                9700    5.1     6.0     85     6.8     8.0     85
 HOBBS PARK              10100    6.2     6.1    102     5.8     5.8    100
 KIRWIN                   9550    7.0     4.2    167     6.1     5.2    117
 LITTLE WARM              9370    5.6     4.1    137     6.9     5.8    119
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.5     2.4    146     3.5     2.7    130
 SOUTH PASS               9040    5.6     6.0     93     5.9     7.7     77
 ST. LAWRENCE ALT         8620    2.5     2.8     89     4.7     4.1    115
 TOGWOTEE PASS            9580   10.9    10.2    107    10.4    10.6     98
 TOWNSEND CREEK           8700    3.0     3.7     81     4.3     5.6     77
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  112                    101


BIGHORN BASIN

 BALD MTN.                9380   10.6     7.6    139     8.8     7.4    119
 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    4.4     2.5    176     5.3     4.1    129
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    7.8     6.9    113     6.4     6.8     94
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    4.8     3.0    160     5.9     4.7    126
 KIRWIN                   9550    7.0     4.2    167     6.1     5.2    117
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.4      -M       *    5.9      -M       *
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    6.7     4.7    143     6.6     5.8    114
 OWL CREEK                8975    3.5     2.4    146     3.5     2.7    130
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.8     4.3    135     6.0     5.6    107
 SHELL CREEK              9580    7.3     6.9    106     6.2     6.2    100
 TIMBER CREEK             7950    3.4     2.0    170     4.8     3.8    126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  138                    114


SHOSHONE RIVER

 BLACKWATER               9780   12.0     9.8    122     9.7     9.3    104
 EVENING STAR             9200   13.6    10.2    133    14.2    12.2    116
 MARQUETTE                8760    4.4      -M       *    5.9      -M       *
 SYLVAN ROAD              7120    5.6     4.9    114     9.0     8.4    107
 YOUNTS PEAK              8350     -M     6.4       *     -M     7.0       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  125                    110


POWDER RIVER

 BEAR TRAP MEADOW         8200    4.4     2.5    176     5.3     4.1    129
 CLOUD PEAK RESERVOIR     9860    7.4     5.7    130     7.8     6.0    130
 GRAVE SPRINGS            8550    4.8     3.0    160     5.9     4.7    126
 HANSEN SAWMILL           8360    4.1     2.7    152     5.7     3.9    146
 MIDDLE POWDER            7760    6.7     4.7    143     6.6     5.8    114
 POWDER RIVER PASS        9480    5.8     4.3    135     6.0     5.6    107
 SOLDIER PARK             8720    3.6      -M       *    5.5      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  145                    124


TONGUE RIVER

 BIG GOOSE                7990    4.4     3.5    126     6.6     5.1    129
 BONE SPRINGS DIV         9350    7.8     6.9    113     6.4     6.8     94
 BURGESS JUNCTION         7880    5.5     4.4    125     6.9     5.6    123
 DOME LAKE                8880    3.3     5.0     66     5.2     6.4     81
 LITTLE GOOSE             8870     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 SUCKER CREEK             8880    7.2     4.8    150     8.1     6.4    127
 TIE CREEK                6870    2.4     1.7    141     6.8     5.3    128
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  116                    112


BELLE FOURCHE

 COLE CANYON              5910    3.0     1.6    188     9.1     4.5    202
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  188                    202


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 BLIND PARK               6890    4.2     2.8    150    10.1     5.7    177
 NORTH RAPID CREEK        6130    4.2     2.9    145     9.8     4.7    209
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  147                    191


UPPER N. PLATTE

 ARAPAHO RIDGE           10960    9.7     8.8    110     9.7    10.1     96
 BLACKHALL MTN            9820   12.7      -M       *   14.4      -M       *
 COLUMBINE                9160    9.0     8.1    111    11.5    10.8    106
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    7.5     7.6     99    11.1     9.7    114
 JOE WRIGHT              10120    6.5     9.0     72    11.4    11.5     99
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.7     3.6     75     5.0     5.6     89
 MED BOW                 10500   11.7      -M       *   14.4      -M       *
 NORTH FRENCH CREEK      10130   12.7    10.7    119    14.2    11.2    127
 NEVER SUMMER            10280    8.7     8.1    107     8.0      -M       *
 OLD BATTLE              10000   12.7    11.8    108    14.6    15.1     97
 RAWAH                    9020    5.3     3.9    136     8.1     7.0    116
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    4.4     5.1     86     6.5     6.7     97
 SAND LAKE               10050   11.8    10.6    111    12.0    10.6    113
 SOUTH BRUSH CREEK        8440    5.7     4.4    130     8.0     6.8    118
 TOWER                   10500   16.7    18.2     92    18.4    17.1    108
 WEBBER SPRINGS           9250    8.7     8.9     98    11.1    11.5     97
 WILLOW CREEK PASS        9540    6.2     5.1    122     6.9     6.1    113
 ZIRKEL                   9340   10.7     8.8    122    13.7    12.5    110
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  105                    107


SWEETWATER

 DEER PARK                9700    5.1     6.0     85     6.8     8.0     85
 LARSEN CREEK             9000    2.2      -M       *    5.2      -M       *
 SOUTH PASS               9040    5.6     6.0     93     5.9     7.7     77
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   89                     81


LOWER N. PLATTE

 CASPER MTN.              7900    8.5     5.4    157     8.7     7.1    123
 LAPRELE CREEK            8375    2.7     3.6     75     5.0     5.6     89
 RENO HILL                8400    8.4     5.4    156    10.4     6.7    155
 WINDY PEAK               7900    2.6     3.0     87     5.2     4.9    106
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  128                    121


LARAMIE RIVER

 BROOKLYN LAKE           10240    8.6     7.4    116     9.2     8.6    107
 CINNABAR PARK            9574    8.4     7.9    106    10.5    10.5    100
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.7     4.0     68     5.1     5.2     98
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    8.7     6.8    128     9.2     7.3    126
 RAWAH                    9020    5.3     3.9    136     8.1     7.0    116
 ROACH                    9700    6.8     6.5    105     9.1     8.4    108
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  111                    109


S. PLATTE

 BLACK MOUNTAIN           8920    4.8      -M       *    6.2      -M       *
 CROW CREEK               8330    2.7     4.0     68     5.1     5.2     98
 DEADMAN HILL            10220    8.7     6.8    128     9.2     7.3    126
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  106                    114


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 BATTLE MOUNTAIN          7440    5.0     3.5    143     8.8     6.6    133
 DIVIDE PEAK              8880    7.5     7.6     99    11.1     9.7    114
 ELK RIVER                8700    7.8     6.0    130    10.4     8.5    122
 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER       8915    9.5     7.9    120    14.9    13.7    109
 OLD BATTLE              10000   12.7    11.8    108    14.6    15.1     97
 SAGE CREEK BASIN         7850    4.4     5.1     86     6.5     6.7     97
 SANDSTONE RS             8150    4.8     4.1    117     8.8     8.0    110
 WHISKEY PARK             8950   13.2     8.7    152    15.7    11.2    140
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  119                    114


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 BIG SANDY OPENING        9080    4.6     5.2     88     4.6     5.8     79
 BLIND BULL SUM           8650    9.9     8.3    119     8.2     8.5     96
 EAST RIM DIVIDE          7930    5.2     3.9    133     5.1     5.0    102
 ELKHART PARK G.S.        9400    5.8     5.1    114     5.9     5.9    100
 GROS VENTRE SUMMIT       8750    6.2     5.5    113     5.7     5.6    102
 GUNSIGHT PASS            9820    7.2     5.2    138     7.1     5.8    122
 KENDALL R.S.             7740    5.6     4.3    130     6.5     5.9    110
 LOOMIS PARK              8240    6.1     5.7    107     7.4     7.4    100
 NEW FORK LAKE            8340    4.3     4.1    105     4.3     4.7     91
 POCKET CREEK             9360    4.7      -M       *    4.5      -M       *
 SNIDER BASIN             8060    4.9     4.7    104     5.6     6.0     93
 SPRING CREEK DIVIDE      9000    8.9     8.7    102     9.4     9.9     95
 TRIPLE PEAK              8500    8.0     7.6    105     9.8    10.0     98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  112                     99


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 BLACKS FORK JCT          8870    2.0      -M       *    5.1      -M       *
 BUCK PASTURE             9700    3.9      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
 EF BLACKS FORK GS        9360    1.7      -M       *    4.5      -M       *
 HAMS FORK                7840    2.8     4.1     68     4.8     4.8    100
 HEWINTA                  9519    2.2     3.4     65     5.3     6.1     87
 HICKERSON PARK           9145    3.5     2.5    140     5.0     4.7    106
 HOLE-IN-ROCK             9150    2.8     2.8    100     4.7     4.4    107
 INDIAN CREEK             9425    7.7     9.6     80     7.7     9.0     86
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    4.9     5.7     86     6.5     7.7     84
 SPIRIT LK               10235    4.8      -M       *    7.4      -M       *
 STEEL CREEK PARK        10200    5.1     5.9     86     6.7     7.1     94
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   85                     93


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 BEAR RIVER RS            8777    2.7      -M       *    5.3      -M       *
 BUG LAKE                 7950    5.3     5.8     91     6.4     8.3     77
 BURTS MILLER RANCH       8000    2.6      -M       *    3.2      -M       *
 CHALK CREEK #1           8993    8.2     9.4     87     9.5    10.8     88
 HAYDEN FORK              9212    4.1     5.0     82     7.6     8.9     85
 KELLEY R.S.              8180    4.9     5.7     86     6.5     7.7     84
 LILY LAKE                9156    4.2     4.8     88     7.0     7.6     92
 MONTE CRISTO             8960    7.8     9.3     84     8.4    10.8     78
 SALT RIVER SUMMIT        7760    4.6     4.3    107     6.7     6.8     99
                                                -----                  -----
                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.