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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 MONDAY: JANUARY 5 , 2015
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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    9.1     7.7    118    10.3    10.6     97
 Black Bear               8170   16.4    18.6     88    17.5    19.1     92
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   14.7     9.6    153    10.7     9.9    108
 Cottonwood Creek         7670   12.3     8.8    140    14.8    11.9    124
 East Rim Divide          7930    7.7     4.6    167     7.3     5.8    126
 Grand Targhee            9260   21.3    18.3    116    17.5    15.5    113
 Granite Creek            6770   10.9     6.8    160    11.7    10.1    116
 Grassy Lake              7265   15.3    13.7    112    16.3    18.2     90
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    8.3     6.4    130     6.7     6.4    105
 Gunsight Pass            9820    7.3     6.5    112     7.5     6.8    110
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850   14.1    14.0    101    16.5    17.9     92
 Phillips Bench           8200   13.2    11.7    113    14.7    13.8    107
 Salt River Summit        7760    6.4     5.2    123     8.2     8.0    102
 Snake River Station      6920   10.0     7.2    139    11.9    11.7    102
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   14.7    10.7    137    14.7    11.6    127
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.7     6.6    102     7.9     9.4     84
 Togwotee Pass            9580   12.8    11.6    110    13.8    12.1    114
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   14.9    13.1    114    13.2    13.4     99
 Willow Creek             8380   13.5    11.6    116    16.8    16.5    102
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     7.2       *     -M     8.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  119                    104


MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   16.4    18.6     88    17.5    19.1     92
 Canyon                   7870    6.8     5.9    115     7.7     8.3     93
 Madison Plateau          7750   10.3    10.6     97    10.9    13.3     82
 West Yellowstone         6700    5.0     5.0    100     6.3     7.5     84
 Whiskey Creek            6800    6.5     7.2     90     8.3    10.4     80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   95                     87


YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   12.1    10.4    116    11.7     9.7    121
 Burnt Mtn                5880    4.2     1.9    221     7.2     6.9    104
 Canyon                   7870    6.8     5.9    115     7.7     8.3     93
 Cole Creek               7850    6.4     6.4    100     5.0     6.6     76
 Evening Star             9200   14.5    12.3    118    15.7    13.9    113
 Fisher Creek             9100   17.0    16.0    106    15.9    15.9    100
 Northeast Entrance       7350    6.4     4.6    139     8.8     6.5    135
 Parker Peak              9400   12.9    10.5    123    12.3     9.0    137
 Sylvan Lake              8420    9.0     9.7     93    11.3    11.7     97
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.7     6.6    102     7.9     9.4     84
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   14.9    13.1    114    13.2    13.4     99
 White Mill               8700   14.0    10.6    132    13.3    11.9    112
 Wolverine                7650    8.4     5.2    162     8.3     6.5    128
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  118                    107


WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750    8.0     6.5    123     9.4     8.1    116
 Castle Creek             8400    5.1      -M       *    5.2      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630    4.3     3.3    130     5.2     5.1    102
 Deer Park                9700    6.1     6.7     91     8.1     9.6     84
 Hobbs Park              10100    5.6     6.9     81     6.4     6.4    100
 Kirwin                   9550    6.5     4.5    144     7.7     5.9    131
 Little Warm              9370    5.8     4.8    121     6.9     6.4    108
 Owl Creek                8975    2.7     2.7    100     4.6     3.0    153
 South Pass               9040    6.0     6.9     87     6.6     8.7     76
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620    2.4     3.2     75     3.4     4.4     77
 Togwotee Pass            9580   12.8    11.6    110    13.8    12.1    114
 Townsend Creek           8700    3.4     4.2     81     5.6     6.0     93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  104                    103


BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380    8.2     9.0     91     6.8     8.3     82
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    3.8     2.6    146     4.2     4.3     98
 Bone Springs Div         9350    6.8     7.6     89     6.1     7.5     81
 Grave Springs            8550    3.7     3.7    100     3.7     5.3     70
 Kirwin                   9550    6.5     4.5    144     7.7     5.9    131
 Marquette                8760    3.5      -M       *    4.8      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760    5.6     5.2    108     4.6     6.2     74
 Owl Creek                8975    2.7     2.7    100     4.6     3.0    153
 Powder River Pass        9480    5.6     5.1    110     6.6     6.2    106
 Shell Creek              9580    6.0     7.4     81     6.1     6.8     90
 Timber Creek             7950    3.2     2.2    145     4.7     4.0    118
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  104                     96


SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   11.9    11.0    108    11.6    10.4    112
 Evening Star             9200   14.5    12.3    118    15.7    13.9    113
 Marquette                8760    3.5      -M       *    4.8      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120    7.1     5.9    120     9.8     9.5    103
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     7.2       *     -M     8.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  115                    110


POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    3.8     2.6    146     4.2     4.3     98
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    6.7     6.5    103     7.0     6.5    108
 Grave Springs            8550    3.7     3.7    100     3.7     5.3     70
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    4.4     3.2    138     5.1     4.2    121
 Middle Powder            7760    5.6     5.2    108     4.6     6.2     74
 Powder River Pass        9480    5.6     5.1    110     6.6     6.2    106
 Soldier Park             8720    3.6      -M       *    4.7      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                     95


TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990    4.3     3.8    113     5.1     5.5     93
 Bone Springs Div         9350    6.8     7.6     89     6.1     7.5     81
 Burgess Junction         7880    5.2     4.9    106     5.5     6.1     90
 Dome Lake                8880    4.5     5.6     80     6.4     7.0     91
 Little Goose             8870    4.5      -M       *    5.8      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880    5.8     5.5    105     6.5     7.0     93
 Tie Creek                6870    3.2     2.2    145     5.4     5.8     93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  101                     90


BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    2.0     2.3     87     4.6     4.7     98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   87                     98


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    3.1     3.5     89     4.7     6.2     76
 North Rapid Creek        6130    3.8     3.3    115     5.8     5.2    112
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  101                     92


UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960    9.0    10.0     90    10.5    11.4     92
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   11.1      -M       *   14.1      -M       *
 Columbine                9160   10.6     9.4    113    12.6    12.2    103
 Divide Peak              8880    5.1     9.1     56     7.7    10.8     71
 Joe Wright              10120    9.2     9.8     94    14.7    12.6    117
 Laprele Creek            8375    3.5     4.1     85     4.0     6.1     66
 Med Bow                 10500   16.0      -M       *   15.6      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130   12.5    12.3    102    12.7    12.7    100
 Never Summer            10280    8.7     9.3     94     9.5      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   12.2    13.5     90    12.7    17.2     74
 Rawah                    9020    6.2     4.9    127     9.2     7.7    119
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    4.9     6.3     78     4.6     7.9     58
 Sand Lake               10050   12.0    12.6     95    10.9    11.7     93
 South Brush Creek        8440    4.4     5.2     85     5.4     7.5     72
 Tower                   10500   17.5    19.1     92    19.2    19.3     99
 Webber Springs           9250    8.6    10.3     83    10.2    13.1     78
 Willow Creek Pass        9540    5.1     5.7     89     7.1     6.7    106
 Zirkel                   9340     -M    11.0       *     -M    14.4       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   91                     90


SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    6.1     6.7     91     8.1     9.6     84
 Larsen Creek             9000    4.1     5.2     79     6.3      -M       *
 South Pass               9040    6.0     6.9     87     6.6     8.7     76
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   86                     80


LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900     -M     6.2       *     -M     7.6       *
 Laprele Creek            8375    3.5     4.1     85     4.0     6.1     66
 Reno Hill                8400    4.9     6.0     82     6.3     7.3     86
 Windy Peak               7900    3.4     3.1    110     3.7     5.3     70
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   89                     75


LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240    9.8     8.5    115    10.7     9.7    110
 Cinnabar Park            9574    8.5     9.7     88    11.8    12.2     97
 Crow Creek               8330    4.1     4.7     87     5.1     5.7     89
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.0     7.4    108     8.6     8.1    106
 Rawah                    9020    6.2     4.9    127     9.2     7.7    119
 Roach                    9700    5.6     7.2     78     8.2     9.3     88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  100                    102


S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    5.0      -M       *    6.9      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    4.1     4.7     87     5.1     5.7     89
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.0     7.4    108     8.6     8.1    106
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  100                     99


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    4.3     4.6     93     6.4     7.4     86
 Divide Peak              8880    5.1     9.1     56     7.7    10.8     71
 Elk River                8700    7.2     7.5     96     8.5     9.6     89
 Little Snake River       8915   11.2     9.7    115    15.8    15.5    102
 Old Battle              10000   12.2    13.5     90    12.7    17.2     74
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    4.9     6.3     78     4.6     7.9     58
 Sandstone RS             8150    5.1     4.9    104     6.3     9.1     69
 Whiskey Park             8950   12.2    10.0    122    13.2    12.8    103
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   95                     83


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080    6.5     6.4    102     6.3     6.6     95
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   14.7     9.6    153    10.7     9.9    108
 East Rim Divide          7930    7.7     4.6    167     7.3     5.8    126
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400    6.5     5.8    112     7.6     6.7    113
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    8.3     6.4    130     6.7     6.4    105
 Gunsight Pass            9820    7.3     6.5    112     7.5     6.8    110
 Kendall R.S.             7740    7.6     5.1    149     7.7     6.9    112
 Loomis Park              8240    9.8     6.8    144    10.4     8.6    121
 New Fork Lake            8340    7.0     4.8    146     6.8     5.4    126
 Pocket Creek             9360    5.8      -M       *    4.5      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060    8.4     5.6    150     9.6     7.0    137
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   14.7    10.7    137    14.7    11.6    127
 Triple Peak              8500   14.9     8.8    169    16.3    11.8    138
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  140                    119


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8870    3.2      -M       *    5.0      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9700    6.0      -M       *    7.7      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360    3.9      -M       *    5.3      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840    6.2     4.9    127     5.7     5.5    104
 Hewinta                  9519    2.8     4.0     70     5.7     6.7     85
 Hickerson Park           9145    3.7     3.0    123     4.4     5.1     86
 Hole-in-Rock             9150    2.9     3.1     94     4.0     4.8     83
 Indian Creek             9425   10.9    10.3    106    11.5    10.5    110
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.7     6.5    118     8.6     8.9     97
 Spirit Lk               10235    4.4      -M       *    6.2      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10200    5.5     6.4     86     6.6     7.8     85
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  104                     94


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777    3.2      -M       *    4.2      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7950    7.8     6.7    116     7.2     9.5     76
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    2.1      -M       *    1.9      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           8993    7.9    10.2     77     8.2    12.2     67
 Hayden Fork              9212    5.1     6.3     81     8.3    10.1     82
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.7     6.5    118     8.6     8.9     97
 Lily Lake                9156    4.7     5.4     87     5.3     8.4     63
 Monte Cristo             8960   11.1    10.8    103    10.6    12.5     85
 Salt River Summit        7760    6.4     5.2    123     8.2     8.0    102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   99                     81

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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.