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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: MARCH 2 , 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   14.3    13.6    105    15.7    17.4     90
 Black Bear               8170   23.3    29.7     78    23.1    31.0     75
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   21.1    18.0    117    14.4    16.0     90
 Cottonwood Creek         7670   19.0    17.1    111    22.1    19.7    112
 East Rim Divide          7930   11.1     8.2    135     9.9     9.6    103
 Grand Targhee            9260   31.4    30.3    104    25.8    25.0    103
 Granite Creek            6770     -M    13.8       *     -M    16.6       *
 Grassy Lake              7265   24.7    26.3     94    24.7    29.6     83
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750   10.3     9.8    105     8.5    10.2     83
 Gunsight Pass            9820   11.1    10.6    105    10.8    11.0     98
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850     -M    25.2       *     -M    29.0       *
 Phillips Bench           8200   19.9    19.8    101    21.3    22.9     93
 Salt River Summit        7760     -M    10.7       *     -M    13.5       *
 Snake River Station      6920   13.7    14.3     96    16.9    18.7     90
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   22.3    18.7    119    21.1    19.3    109
 Thumb Divide             7980    9.0    12.3     73    10.0    14.7     68
 Togwotee Pass            9580   19.8    17.9    111    21.4    19.5    110
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   22.4    21.6    104    19.9    21.8     91
 Willow Creek             8380   20.9    22.4     93    24.3    27.0     90
 Younts Peak              8350     -M    11.7       *     -M    12.7       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  101                     93


MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   23.3    29.7     78    23.1    31.0     75
 Canyon                   7870    9.6    10.6     91    10.6    13.1     81
 Madison Plateau          7750   13.7    17.9     77      -M    21.3       *
 West Yellowstone         6700    7.2     9.0     80     8.6    11.7     74
 Whiskey Creek            6800    9.1    12.1     75    10.9    16.3     67
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   79                     74


YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   18.0    16.9    107    17.0    15.8    108
 Burnt Mtn                5880    3.0     4.0     75    10.5     9.6    109
 Canyon                   7870    9.6    10.6     91    10.6    13.1     81
 Cole Creek               7850   11.3    10.1    112    10.6     9.1    116
 Evening Star             9200   22.5    19.2    117    23.6    22.2    106
 Fisher Creek             9100   26.7    25.9    103    24.6    25.7     96
 Northeast Entrance       7350    9.3     8.3    112    11.9     9.9    120
 Parker Peak              9400   18.7    16.1    116    18.0    14.1    128
 Sylvan Lake              8420   14.0    15.9     88    16.5    18.0     92
 Thumb Divide             7980    9.0    12.3     73    10.0    14.7     68
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   22.4    21.6    104    19.9    21.8     91
 White Mill               8700   22.2    18.4    121    20.2    19.1    106
 Wolverine                7650   10.7     8.5    126    11.4    10.0    114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  105                    101


WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750   12.0      -M       *   13.4      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400    7.3      -M       *    7.2      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630    6.3     5.5    115     6.6     7.5     88
 Deer Park                9700    8.5    10.8     79    11.0    15.4     71
 Hobbs Park              10100    7.8     9.8     80     8.0     9.5     84
 Kirwin                   9550    8.8     7.0    126    10.2     8.8    116
 Little Warm              9370    8.3     8.0    104     9.4     9.9     95
 Owl Creek                8975    4.1     3.9    105     5.6     4.3    130
 South Pass               9040    8.7    11.5     76     8.9    13.5     66
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620    3.5     5.2     67     5.0     6.6     76
 Togwotee Pass            9580   19.8    17.9    111    21.4    19.5    110
 Townsend Creek           8700    5.1     6.6     77     7.0     8.7     80
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   94                     90


BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380   13.8    14.8     93    10.7    13.2     81
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    7.4     4.4    168     6.8     6.2    110
 Bone Springs Div         9350   12.2    12.2    100     9.9    11.8     84
 Grave Springs            8550    7.5     6.9    109     6.5     8.0     81
 Kirwin                   9550    8.8     7.0    126    10.2     8.8    116
 Marquette                8760    4.7      -M       *    6.5      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760   10.0     8.1    123      -M     8.8       *
 Owl Creek                8975    4.1     3.9    105     5.6     4.3    130
 Powder River Pass        9480    9.6     8.0    120    10.3     9.6    107
 Shell Creek              9580   10.5    11.7     90    10.0    10.7     93
 Timber Creek             7950    5.2     3.8    137     6.9     5.3    130
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  110                     99


SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   16.9    17.3     98    17.4    16.2    107
 Evening Star             9200   22.5    19.2    117    23.6    22.2    106
 Marquette                8760    4.7      -M       *    6.5      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120   10.1     9.5    106    13.5    13.9     97
 Younts Peak              8350     -M    11.7       *     -M    12.7       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  108                    104


POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    7.4     4.4    168     6.8     6.2    110
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860   11.8    10.4    113    10.3     9.6    107
 Grave Springs            8550    7.5     6.9    109     6.5     8.0     81
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    6.0     4.7    128     7.0     6.1    115
 Middle Powder            7760   10.0     8.1    123      -M     8.8       *
 Powder River Pass        9480    9.6     8.0    120    10.3     9.6    107
 Soldier Park             8720    5.2      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  123                    104


TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990    6.9     6.2    111     7.5     7.9     95
 Bone Springs Div         9350   12.2    12.2    100     9.9    11.8     84
 Burgess Junction         7880    9.3     8.3    112     8.8     9.0     98
 Dome Lake                8880    9.4     8.7    108     8.6    10.0     86
 Little Goose             8870     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880   10.1     9.0    112    10.1    10.6     95
 Tie Creek                6870    4.2     4.3     98     8.5     8.5    100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  107                     92


BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    3.4     4.9     69     6.7     7.2     93
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   69                     93


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    5.5     6.4     86     7.5     9.5     79
 North Rapid Creek        6130    5.6     5.9     95     7.7     7.7    100
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   90                     88


UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   14.4    16.8     86    15.8    17.8     89
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   18.3      -M       *   20.9      -M       *
 Columbine                9160   17.2    19.9     86    19.1    20.4     94
 Divide Peak              8880    5.8    15.9     36    10.1    16.8     60
 Joe Wright              10120   14.1    16.8     84    21.4    20.0    107
 Laprele Creek            8375    5.7     7.8     73     6.5     9.3     70
 Med Bow                 10500   25.0      -M       *   22.4      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130   18.5    21.1     88    18.6    21.1     88
 Never Summer            10280   13.3    16.3     82    13.5      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   17.7    24.1     73    17.9    28.0     64
 Rawah                    9020    9.5     8.8    108    12.6    11.0    115
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    6.5    10.6     61      -M    11.8       *
 Sand Lake               10050   18.0    21.2     85    16.8    19.0     88
 South Brush Creek        8440    6.6    10.3     64     7.9    11.8     67
 Tower                   10500     -M    36.5       *     -M    32.0       *
 Webber Springs           9250   13.7    18.8     73    14.9    21.2     70
 Willow Creek Pass        9540    7.8     9.6     81    10.0    10.4     96
 Zirkel                   9340   22.4    23.1     97    24.0    23.6    102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   79                     85


SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    8.5    10.8     79    11.0    15.4     71
 Larsen Creek             9000    6.2     9.6     65     8.1      -M       *
 South Pass               9040    8.7    11.5     76     8.9    13.5     66
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   73                     69


LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900    7.5    10.3     73     7.3    11.2     65
 Laprele Creek            8375    5.7     7.8     73     6.5     9.3     70
 Reno Hill                8400    8.4    10.2     82     9.5    11.1     86
 Windy Peak               7900    5.3     5.8     91     5.5     7.8     71
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   79                     73


LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240   15.9    15.1    105    16.9    16.1    105
 Cinnabar Park            9574   11.7    17.2     68    17.5    19.8     88
 Crow Creek               8330    4.1     6.7     61     7.4     7.8     95
 Deadman Hill            10220   13.1    12.5    105    13.1    12.8    102
 Rawah                    9020    9.5     8.8    108    12.6    11.0    115
 Roach                    9700    9.4    12.5     75    12.2    14.7     83
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   88                     97


S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    7.6      -M       *    9.7      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    4.1     6.7     61     7.4     7.8     95
 Deadman Hill            10220   13.1    12.5    105    13.1    12.8    102
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   90                    100


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    5.9     9.9     60     8.3    12.1     69
 Divide Peak              8880    5.8    15.9     36    10.1    16.8     60
 Elk River                8700   11.3    15.7     72    11.9    16.0     74
 Little Snake River       8915   17.0    19.8     86    21.3    25.1     85
 Old Battle              10000   17.7    24.1     73    17.9    28.0     64
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    6.5    10.6     61      -M    11.8       *
 Sandstone RS             8150    5.5    10.5     52      -M    15.1       *
 Whiskey Park             8950   19.8    21.7     91    19.9    22.4     89
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   70                     74


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080    8.6    10.2     84     7.9    10.6     75
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   21.1    18.0    117    14.4    16.0     90
 East Rim Divide          7930   11.1     8.2    135     9.9     9.6    103
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400    9.1     9.5     96     9.5    10.6     90
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750   10.3     9.8    105     8.5    10.2     83
 Gunsight Pass            9820   11.1    10.6    105    10.8    11.0     98
 Kendall R.S.             7740   10.8     9.8    110    10.5    11.7     90
 Loomis Park              8240   13.1    11.8    111    14.0    14.1     99
 New Fork Lake            8340    9.5     8.3    114     9.5     8.8    108
 Pocket Creek             9360    6.2      -M       *    4.9      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060   12.2     9.7    126    13.2    11.6    114
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   22.3    18.7    119    21.1    19.3    109
 Triple Peak              8500   21.1    17.0    124    22.4    20.4    110
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                     99


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8870     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9700     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360    6.2      -M       *    7.4      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840    8.7     9.3     94     7.6     9.2     83
 Hewinta                  9519    7.0     8.0     88     8.6    10.9     79
 Hickerson Park           9145    5.2     6.0     87     5.8     7.6     76
 Hole-in-Rock             9150    4.6     5.6     82     5.7     7.1     80
 Indian Creek             9425   16.9    19.0     89    15.7    17.9     88
 Kelley R.S.              8180   10.7    12.2     88    11.7    14.6     80
 Spirit Lk               10235    6.1      -M       *    8.6      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10200    6.1    11.6     53    10.1    12.5     81
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   83                     82


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777    5.3      -M       *    6.4      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7950   12.2    14.9     82    10.6    15.5     68
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    3.7      -M       *    3.4      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           8993   12.2    18.5     66    13.1    19.6     67
 Hayden Fork              9212    7.3    12.2     60    12.2    16.4     74
 Kelley R.S.              8180   10.7    12.2     88    11.7    14.6     80
 Lily Lake                9156    7.3    10.4     70     7.9    13.2     60
 Monte Cristo             8960   16.0    21.2     75    15.2    20.6     74
 Salt River Summit        7760     -M    10.7       *     -M    13.5       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   73                     71

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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.