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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: JANUARY 1 , 2016
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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    7.4     7.2    103    10.9    10.0    109 
 Black Bear               8170   15.3    17.8     86    18.0    18.0    100 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650    9.5     9.1    104     7.0     9.4     74 
 Cottonwood Creek         7670    7.0     8.5     82     9.3    11.2     83 
 East Rim Divide          7930    3.7     4.3     86     5.1     5.5     93 
 Grand Targhee            9260   17.5    17.5    100    14.1    14.8     95 
 Granite Creek            6770    6.0     6.5     92     8.6     9.5     91 
 Grassy Lake              7265   13.0    12.8    102    17.2    17.1    101 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    5.3     6.2     85     5.4     6.2     87 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    5.7     6.1     93     7.0     6.5    108 
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850   14.2    13.3    107    17.1    17.0    101 
 Phillips Bench           8200    8.8    11.0     80    12.5    12.9     97 
 Salt River Summit        7760     -M     4.9       *     -M     7.6       *
 Snake River Station      6920    7.2     6.4    112    12.4    11.0    113 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000    8.8    10.2     86     8.8    10.9     81 
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.3     6.2    102     8.5     8.8     97 
 Togwotee Pass            9580    9.1    11.1     82    11.5    11.6     99 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   12.5    12.5    100    12.1    12.7     95 
 Willow Creek             8380    8.8    10.8     81    12.3    15.7     78 
 Younts Peak              8350    5.3     7.0     76     5.6     7.8     72 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   93                     94 
 

MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   15.3    17.8     86    18.0    18.0    100 
 Canyon                   7870    5.7     5.5    104     7.7     7.9     97 
 Madison Plateau          7750   10.3    10.3    100    11.7    12.5     94 
 West Yellowstone         6700     -M     4.7       *     -M     7.2       *
 Whiskey Creek            6800    6.1     6.7     91     7.8     9.8     80 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   93                     94 
 

YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360    8.3    10.0     83     8.9     9.2     97 
 Burnt Mtn                5880    2.1     1.8    117     6.6     6.8     97 
 Canyon                   7870    5.7     5.5    104     7.7     7.9     97 
 Cole Creek               7850    3.7     6.3     59     4.5     6.4     70 
 Evening Star             9200   12.0    11.5    104    14.2    13.2    108 
 Fisher Creek             9100   14.3    14.7     97    13.3    15.1     88 
 Northeast Entrance       7350    3.8     4.1     93     6.5     6.2    105 
 Parker Peak              9400    9.2     9.9     93    10.9     8.6    127 
 Sylvan Lake              8420    8.0     9.2     87    11.9    11.2    106 
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.3     6.2    102     8.5     8.8     97 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   12.5    12.5    100    12.1    12.7     95 
 White Mill               8700   11.4     9.9    115    11.4    11.3    101 
 Wolverine                7650    6.2     4.8    129     6.9     6.2    111 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   97                    100 
 

WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750    5.4      -M       *    6.6      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400    2.4      -M       *    3.5      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630    3.0     3.2     94     3.9     5.0     78 
 Deer Park                9700    5.3     6.6     80     5.0     9.0     56 
 Hobbs Park              10100    4.6     6.6     70     4.5     6.2     73 
 Kirwin                   9550    4.4     4.3    102     5.4     5.6     96 
 Little Warm              9370    4.1     4.5     91     5.5     6.2     89 
 Owl Creek                8975    1.5     2.6     58     2.0     2.9     69 
 South Pass               9040    4.1     6.7     61     3.5     8.4     42 
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620    1.0     3.1     32     2.6     4.3     60 
 Togwotee Pass            9580    9.1    11.1     82    11.5    11.6     99 
 Townsend Creek           8700    2.3     4.1     56     2.8     5.8     48 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   75                     72 
 

BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380    3.6     8.5     42     4.0     7.9     51 
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    2.1     2.6     81     2.5     4.2     60 
 Bone Springs Div         9350    4.4     7.3     60     4.2     7.2     58 
 Grave Springs            8550    1.8     3.4     53     1.9     5.1     37 
 Kirwin                   9550    4.4     4.3    102     5.4     5.6     96 
 Marquette                8760    2.4      -M       *    5.8      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760    2.9     5.0     58      -M     6.0       *
 Owl Creek                8975    1.5     2.6     58     2.0     2.9     69 
 Powder River Pass        9480     -M     4.8       *    2.2     6.0     37 
 Shell Creek              9580    3.6     7.2     50     3.8     6.5     58 
 Timber Creek             7950    1.7     2.2     77     5.4     3.9    138 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   60                     64 
 

SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   10.8    10.5    103    12.5    10.0    125 
 Evening Star             9200   12.0    11.5    104    14.2    13.2    108 
 Marquette                8760    2.4      -M       *    5.8      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120    4.5     5.4     83     9.1     9.0    101 
 Younts Peak              8350    5.3     7.0     76     5.6     7.8     72 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   95                    104 
 

POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    2.1     2.6     81     2.5     4.2     60 
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    2.8     6.3     44      -M     6.2       *
 Grave Springs            8550    1.8     3.4     53     1.9     5.1     37 
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    2.1     3.0     70     2.5     4.0     62 
 Middle Powder            7760    2.9     5.0     58      -M     6.0       *
 Powder River Pass        9480     -M     4.8       *    2.2     6.0     37 
 Soldier Park             8720     .8      -M       *    2.5      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   58                     47 
 

TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990     -M     3.7       *    2.4     5.3     45 
 Bone Springs Div         9350    4.4     7.3     60     4.2     7.2     58 
 Burgess Junction         7880    2.5     4.7     53     3.5     5.9     59 
 Dome Lake                8880    1.7     5.4     31      -M     6.7       *
 Little Goose             8870    2.2      -M       *    3.2      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880    2.6     5.2     50      -M     6.7       *
 Tie Creek                6870     .4     2.1     19      -M     5.6       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   47                     55*
 

BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    1.5     2.2     68     3.7     4.7     79 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   68                     79 
 

CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    1.8     3.2     56     3.2     6.0     53 
 North Rapid Creek        6130    2.8     3.2     88     2.9     5.0     58 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   72                     55 
 

UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   11.7     9.5    123    12.5    10.9    115 
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   12.7      -M       *   13.5      -M       *
 Columbine                9160    9.1     8.8    103     9.9    11.6     85 
 Divide Peak              8880    7.3     8.5     86     9.9    10.4     95 
 Joe Wright              10120    5.9     9.4     63    11.2    12.1     93 
 Laprele Creek            8375    2.7     4.0     68     4.1     6.0     68 
 Med Bow                 10500   13.2      -M       *   13.0      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130    9.4    11.7     80    10.0    12.1     83 
 Never Summer            10280    8.1     8.7     93     8.0      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   11.6    12.6     92    11.1    16.4     68 
 Rawah                    9020    5.8     4.4    132     8.5     7.3    116 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    5.5     5.8     95     5.1     7.6     67 
 Sand Lake               10050   11.4    11.8     97    11.1    11.2     99 
 South Brush Creek        8440    3.6     4.8     75     4.7     7.2     65 
 Tower                   10500   14.1    18.6     76    14.1    18.5     76 
 Webber Springs           9250    9.1     9.6     95     8.5    12.6     67 
 Willow Creek Pass        9540    7.5     5.4    139     7.7     6.5    118 
 Zirkel                   9340   10.7    10.0    107    13.0    13.8     94 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   93                     86 
 

SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    5.3     6.6     80     5.0     9.0     56 
 Larsen Creek             9000    2.4     4.9     49     5.2      -M       *
 South Pass               9040    4.1     6.7     61     3.5     8.4     42 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   65                     49 
 

LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900    4.3     5.9     73     5.0     7.4     68 
 Laprele Creek            8375    2.7     4.0     68     4.1     6.0     68 
 Reno Hill                8400    5.1     5.8     88     7.3     7.2    101 
 Windy Peak               7900    3.0     3.1     97     4.4     5.2     85 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   80                     81 
 

LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240    9.6     7.9    122    10.1     9.3    109 
 Cinnabar Park            9574    8.4     9.1     92    10.2    11.6     88 
 Crow Creek               8330    3.6     4.5     80     6.7     5.5    122 
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.7     7.2    121     9.1     7.8    117 
 Rawah                    9020    5.8     4.4    132     8.5     7.3    116 
 Roach                    9700    8.0     6.9    116     9.3     9.0    103 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  110                    107 
 

S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    6.4      -M       *    9.1      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    3.6     4.5     80     6.7     5.5    122 
 Deadman Hill            10220    8.7     7.2    121     9.1     7.8    117 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  105                    119 
 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    4.8     4.1    117      -M     7.0       *
 Divide Peak              8880    7.3     8.5     86     9.9    10.4     95 
 Elk River                8700    7.2     6.8    106     8.9     9.1     98 
 Little Snake River       8915    7.5     9.0     83    13.2    14.9     89 
 Old Battle              10000   11.6    12.6     92    11.1    16.4     68 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    5.5     5.8     95     5.1     7.6     67 
 Sandstone RS             8150    4.6     4.4    105     4.7     8.6     55 
 Whiskey Park             8950    8.9     9.6     93    10.2    12.2     84 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   94                     80 
 

UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080    3.6     6.0     60     4.8     6.3     76 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650    9.5     9.1    104     7.0     9.4     74 
 East Rim Divide          7930    3.7     4.3     86     5.1     5.5     93 
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400    4.0     5.7     70     6.4     6.4    100 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    5.3     6.2     85     5.4     6.2     87 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    5.7     6.1     93     7.0     6.5    108 
 Kendall R.S.             7740     -M     4.8       *    6.7     6.5    103 
 Loomis Park              8240    5.3     6.6     80     7.5     8.2     91 
 New Fork Lake            8340    4.3     4.5     96     5.9     5.1    116 
 Pocket Creek             9360    3.7      -M       *    4.6      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060    5.1     5.2     98     4.8     6.6     73 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000    8.8    10.2     86     8.8    10.9     81 
 Triple Peak              8500    8.5     8.3    102    10.5    11.0     95 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   88                     90 
 

LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8870    5.3      -M       *    9.7      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9700    4.3      -M       *    7.4      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360    3.3      -M       *    6.6      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840    4.3     4.6     93     3.5     5.2     67 
 Hewinta                  9519    4.2     3.8    111      -M     6.4       *
 Hickerson Park           9145    3.6     2.9    124     4.5     5.0     90 
 Hole-in-Rock             9150    2.8     2.9     97     5.6     4.6    122 
 Indian Creek             9425    7.6    10.0     76     6.1    10.0     61 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    5.1     6.2     82     6.2     8.5     73 
 Spirit Lk               10235    5.1      -M       *    7.8      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10200    6.5     6.2    105     9.0     7.5    120 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   93                     86 
 

UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777    4.1      -M       *    8.1      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7950    7.6     6.3    121     8.0     9.0     89 
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    2.7      -M       *    4.0      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           8993     -M     9.7       *     -M    11.6       *
 Hayden Fork              9212    5.8     5.9     98    11.8     9.6    123 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    5.1     6.2     82     6.2     8.5     73 
 Lily Lake                9156    5.0     5.2     96     7.5     8.0     94 
 Monte Cristo             8960   10.0    10.1     99    11.7    11.8     99 
 Salt River Summit        7760     -M     4.9       *     -M     7.6       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   99                     96 

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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.