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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 FRIDAY: JUNE 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     .0      .0       *   21.8    26.1     84
 Black Bear               8170     .0    20.2      0    33.6    47.0     71
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   10.6     8.2    129    23.0    24.7     93
 Cottonwood Creek         7670     .0      .0       *   32.1    31.9    101
 East Rim Divide          7930     .0      .0       *   15.6    15.4    101
 Grand Targhee            9260   20.7    38.3     54    37.8    39.3     96
 Granite Creek            6770     .0      .0       *   22.4    24.6     91
 Grassy Lake              7265     .0      .3      0*   33.9    44.3     77
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750     .0      .0       *   13.8    17.3     80
 Gunsight Pass            9820     .3      .4     75*   17.2    19.0     91
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850     .0     7.3      0    32.3    43.2     75
 Phillips Bench           8200     .0     6.3      0    30.3    34.8     87
 Salt River Summit        7760     .0      .0       *   19.5    21.2     92
 Snake River Station      6920     .0      .0       *   23.3    28.2     83
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   11.5     8.2    140    29.8    29.5    101
 Thumb Divide             7980     .1      .0       *   16.4    24.2     68
 Togwotee Pass            9580   10.9    18.0     61    30.5    31.4     97
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240    3.6    22.5     16    27.4    34.8     79
 Willow Creek             8380     -M      .4       *   36.1    43.2     84
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     1.1       *     -M    21.1       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   44*                    86


MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170     .0    20.2      0    33.6    47.0     71
 Canyon                   7870     .0      .0       *   14.7    21.3     69
 Madison Plateau          7750     .1     2.9      3      -M    33.8       *
 West Yellowstone         6700     .0      .0       *   15.2    19.2     79
 Whiskey Creek            6800     .1      .0       *   17.0    26.3     65
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                    1*                    71


YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   12.2    14.7     83    24.0    25.6     94
 Burnt Mtn                5880     .0      .0       *   24.2    21.2    114
 Canyon                   7870     .0      .0       *   14.7    21.3     69
 Cole Creek               7850    9.0     5.3    170    23.2    21.8    106
 Evening Star             9200     .4    15.2      3    30.7    35.5     86
 Fisher Creek             9100   15.3    25.9     59    34.9    40.7     86
 Northeast Entrance       7350     .0      .0       *   17.6    17.1    103
 Parker Peak              9400     .0    11.0      0    25.6    24.2    106
 Sylvan Lake              8420     .0     2.5      0    25.2    29.8     85
 Thumb Divide             7980     .1      .0       *   16.4    24.2     68
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240    3.6    22.5     16    27.4    34.8     79
 White Mill               8700    7.7    14.2     54    29.0    31.0     94
 Wolverine                7650     .0      .0       *   16.9    16.8    101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   43                     90


WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750     .0      -M       *   24.7      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400     .0      -M       *   14.9      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630     .0      .0       *   16.7    15.8    106
 Deer Park                9700    4.4      .1   4400*   23.5    27.5     85
 Hobbs Park              10100    6.8     3.6    189    20.5    21.0     98
 Kirwin                   9550     .0      .5      0*   19.7    17.4    113
 Little Warm              9370     .0      .0       *   15.5    18.8     82
 Owl Creek                8975     .0      .0       *   14.8    11.1    133
 South Pass               9040     .0      .0       *   21.0    24.0     88
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620     .2      .0       *   15.5    15.0    103
 Togwotee Pass            9580   10.9    18.0     61    30.5    31.4     97
 Townsend Creek           8700     .0      .0       *   21.2    18.6    114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  100*                    99


BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380    5.5    11.3     49    18.4    23.9     77
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200     .0      .0       *   15.0    14.2    106
 Bone Springs Div         9350     .5     4.9     10    18.5    22.7     81
 Grave Springs            8550     .0      .0       *   15.1    16.4     92
 Kirwin                   9550     .0      .5      0*   19.7    17.4    113
 Marquette                8760     .0      -M       *   24.7      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760     .0      .0       *   17.4    17.7     98
 Owl Creek                8975     .0      .0       *   14.8    11.1    133
 Powder River Pass        9480     .0      .0       *   19.6    19.2    102
 Shell Creek              9580     .5     6.3      8    16.5    20.3     81
 Timber Creek             7950     .1      .0       *   20.5    14.0    146
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   29*                    99


SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   11.4    16.8     68    26.0    27.8     94
 Evening Star             9200     .4    15.2      3    30.7    35.5     86
 Marquette                8760     .0      -M       *   24.7      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120     .0      .0       *   19.9    21.7     92
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     1.1       *     -M    21.1       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   37*                    90


POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200     .0      .0       *   15.0    14.2    106
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    6.0     1.9    316    22.2    21.6    103
 Grave Springs            8550     .0      .0       *   15.1    16.4     92
 Hansen Sawmill           8360     .0      .0       *   17.7    14.6    121
 Middle Powder            7760     .0      .0       *   17.4    17.7     98
 Powder River Pass        9480     .0      .0       *   19.6    19.2    102
 Soldier Park             8720     .0      -M       *   16.6      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  316*                   103


TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990     .0      .0       *   21.1    18.4    115
 Bone Springs Div         9350     .5     4.9     10    18.5    22.7     81
 Burgess Junction         7880     .0      .0       *   19.1    18.4    104
 Dome Lake                8880     .0      .0       *   21.1    20.6    102
 Little Goose             8870     -M      -M       *   22.9      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880     .0      .0       *   20.9    21.9     95
 Tie Creek                6870     .1      .0       *   19.1    19.0    101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   12*                    99


BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910     .0      .0       *   17.2    17.5     98
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                     *                    98


CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890     .0      .0       *   16.5    19.0     87
 North Rapid Creek        6130     .0      .0       *   18.9    16.6    114
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                     *                    99


UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   12.0     4.8    250    27.1    29.8     91
 Blackhall Mtn            9820    9.9      -M       *   33.1      -M       *
 Columbine                9160     .0      .0       *     -M    31.8       *
 Divide Peak              8880     .0      .0       *   22.2    27.7     80
 Joe Wright              10120   12.4    11.8    105    34.1    34.8     98
 Laprele Creek            8375     .0      .0       *   15.7    18.4     85
 Med Bow                 10500   25.4      -M       *   36.6      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130   15.1    17.6     86    32.6    35.5     92
 Never Summer            10280   14.3    13.6    105    23.7      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   19.3    19.4     99    32.1    44.0     73
 Rawah                    9020     .0      .0       *   21.3    20.3    105
 Sage Creek Basin         7850     -M      .0       *   14.0    18.1     77
 Sand Lake               10050   21.4    18.5    116    31.4    33.7     93
 South Brush Creek        8440     .0      .0       *   17.4    21.4     81
 Tower                   10500   24.1    33.6     72    46.0    49.8     92
 Webber Springs           9250     .0      .0       *   26.9    33.4     81
 Willow Creek Pass        9540     .0      .0       *   18.1    18.9     96
 Zirkel                   9340     .0      .0       *   34.1    34.6     99
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   99*                    89


SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    4.4      .1   4400*   23.5    27.5     85
 Larsen Creek             9000     .0      .0       *   14.7      -M       *
 South Pass               9040     .0      .0       *   21.0    24.0     88
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                 4400*                    86


LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900     .0      .0       *   20.3    22.2     91
 Laprele Creek            8375     .0      .0       *   15.7    18.4     85
 Reno Hill                8400     .1      .0       *   24.4    23.1    106
 Windy Peak               7900     .0      .0       *   15.0    16.6     90
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                     *                    94


LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240    4.5     1.8    250*   29.7    28.6    104
 Cinnabar Park            9574     .3      .0       *   27.2    31.0     88
 Crow Creek               8330     -M      .0       *   18.5    17.2    108
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.7     3.7    235    26.0    24.4    107
 Rawah                    9020     .0      .0       *   21.3    20.3    105
 Roach                    9700     -M      .2       *   23.7    26.1     91
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  245*                    99


S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920     -M      -M       *   20.9      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330     -M      .0       *   18.5    17.2    108
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.7     3.7    235    26.0    24.4    107
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  235*                   107


LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440     .0      .0       *   17.0    19.5     87
 Divide Peak              8880     .0      .0       *   22.2    27.7     80
 Elk River                8700     .0      .0       *   21.6    25.8     84
 Little Snake River       8915     .0      .5      0*   33.2    36.7     90
 Old Battle              10000   19.3    19.4     99    32.1    44.0     73
 Sage Creek Basin         7850     -M      .0       *   14.0    18.1     77
 Sandstone RS             8150     -M      .0       *   16.2    23.6     69
 Whiskey Park             8950     .0     2.0      0*   33.8    35.3     96
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   88*                    82


UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080     .0      .0       *   15.1    18.3     83
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   10.6     8.2    129    23.0    24.7     93
 East Rim Divide          7930     .0      .0       *   15.6    15.4    101
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400     .0      .0       *   15.4    18.3     84
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750     .0      .0       *   13.8    17.3     80
 Gunsight Pass            9820     .3      .4     75*   17.2    19.0     91
 Kendall R.S.             7740     .0      .0       *   15.8    18.0     88
 Loomis Park              8240     .0      .0       *   21.6    21.8     99
 New Fork Lake            8340     .1      .0       *   15.4    15.0    103
 Pocket Creek             9360     -M      -M       *   14.0      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060     .0      .0       *   20.0    17.8    112
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   11.5     8.2    140    29.8    29.5    101
 Triple Peak              8500     .0      .0       *   32.3    31.9    101
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  134*                    95


LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8870     .3      -M       *   14.5      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9700     .0      -M       *   19.4      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360     .0      -M       *   16.1      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840     .0      .0       *   14.7    15.6     94
 Hewinta                  9519     .0      .0       *   17.0    18.9     90
 Hickerson Park           9145     .0      .0       *   15.7    14.6    108
 Hole-in-Rock             9150     .0      .0       *   15.6    14.2    110
 Indian Creek             9425    4.9     7.3     67    25.9    28.4     91
 Kelley R.S.              8180     .0      .0       *   19.8    23.2     85
 Spirit Lk               10235     .0      -M       *   20.2      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10200    3.4     7.6     45    19.4    22.4     87
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   56*                    93


UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777     .0      -M       *   12.1      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7950     .4      .0       *   20.0    24.8     81
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000     .0      -M       *    6.8      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           8993     .1     2.8      4    22.7    32.4     70
 Hayden Fork              9212     .1      .0       *   19.9    27.1     73
 Kelley R.S.              8180     .0      .0       *   19.8    23.2     85
 Lily Lake                9156     .0      .0       *   14.5    22.7     64
 Monte Cristo             8960     .4      .0       *   26.1    33.2     79
 Salt River Summit        7760     .0      .0       *   19.5    21.2     92
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   36*                    77

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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.