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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: DECEMBER 26 , 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    9.7     6.6    147    17.4     9.1    191 
 Black Bear               8170   14.8    15.8     94    24.2    16.2    149 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   12.9     8.3    155    14.7     8.5    173 
 Cottonwood Creek         7670    9.3     7.7    121    16.2    10.2    159 
 East Rim Divide          7930    6.6     3.9    169     9.1     5.0    182 
 Grand Targhee            9260   22.0    16.3    135    21.5    14.1    152 
 Granite Creek            6770    9.0     5.5    164    15.4     8.5    181 
 Grassy Lake              7265   13.9    11.1    125    25.8    15.4    168 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    6.0     5.5    109    10.3     5.6    184 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    6.7     5.2    129    11.0     5.8    190 
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850   11.6    11.8     98    23.2    15.3    152 
 Phillips Bench           8200   10.6     9.7    109    19.7    11.6    170 
 Salt River Summit        7760    5.1     4.3    119    10.9     6.8    160 
 Snake River Station      6920    9.2     5.6    164    17.9    10.0    179 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   11.5     8.7    132    16.8     9.9    170 
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.1     5.6    109    12.2     7.9    154 
 Togwotee Pass            9580   12.9    10.2    126    16.5    10.6    156 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240     -M    11.5       *     -M    11.6       *
 Willow Creek             8380   10.7     9.8    109    21.6    14.3    151 
 Younts Peak              8350    7.2     6.4    112    12.1     7.0    173 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  124                    165 
 

MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   14.8    15.8     94    24.2    16.2    149 
 Canyon                   7870    6.3     4.8    131    12.3     7.2    171 
 Madison Plateau          7750    8.4     9.5     88    18.3    11.1    165 
 West Yellowstone         6700    5.1     4.1    124    12.4     6.4    194 
 Whiskey Creek            6800    5.4     5.8     93    13.2     8.9    148 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  100                    161 
 

YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   11.2     9.1    123     5.8     8.4     69 
 Burnt Mtn                5880    3.2     1.9    168     7.0     6.4    109 
 Canyon                   7870    6.3     4.8    131    12.3     7.2    171 
 Cole Creek               7850    4.6     6.0     77     4.4     6.2     71 
 Evening Star             9200   13.4    10.2    131    19.4    12.2    159 
 Fisher Creek             9100   12.9    13.7     94    18.1    13.8    131 
 Northeast Entrance       7350    4.3     3.3    130     9.6     5.7    168 
 Parker Peak              9400   11.7     9.0    130    14.8     7.9    187 
 Sylvan Lake              8420    9.1     8.5    107    19.3    10.4    186 
 Thumb Divide             7980    6.1     5.6    109    12.2     7.9    154 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240     -M    11.5       *     -M    11.6       *
 White Mill               8700   10.7     9.0    119    14.1    10.4    136 
 Wolverine                7650    6.3     4.3    147    10.0     5.8    172 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  117                    144 
 

WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750    7.7      -M       *   10.1      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400    4.5      -M       *    6.5      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630    3.9     3.0    130     6.1     4.7    130 
 Deer Park                9700    9.1     6.0    152    13.0     8.0    162 
 Hobbs Park              10100    7.5     6.1    123     8.2     5.8    141 
 Kirwin                   9550    6.6     4.2    157     9.4     5.2    181 
 Little Warm              9370    3.7     4.1     90     8.4     5.8    145 
 Owl Creek                8975    2.6     2.4    108     4.0     2.7    148 
 South Pass               9040    8.6     6.0    143     8.9     7.7    116 
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620    1.7     2.8     61     5.4     4.1    132 
 Togwotee Pass            9580   12.9    10.2    126    16.5    10.6    156 
 Townsend Creek           8700    3.6     3.7     97     6.2     5.6    111 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  124                    143 
 

BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380   10.2     7.6    134     8.8     7.4    119 
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    1.8     2.5     72     3.4     4.1     83 
 Bone Springs Div         9350    7.3     6.9    106     7.8     6.8    115 
 Grave Springs            8550    2.7     3.0     90     3.9     4.7     83 
 Kirwin                   9550    6.6     4.2    157     9.4     5.2    181 
 Marquette                8760    3.6      -M       *    6.6      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760    3.3     4.7     70     3.4     5.8     59 
 Owl Creek                8975    2.6     2.4    108     4.0     2.7    148 
 Powder River Pass        9480    2.2     4.3     51     4.7     5.6     84 
 Shell Creek              9580    8.1     6.9    117     6.3     6.2    102 
 Timber Creek             7950    2.7     2.0    135     4.1     3.8    108 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  107                    107 
 

SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   14.7     9.8    150    17.9     9.3    192 
 Evening Star             9200   13.4    10.2    131    19.4    12.2    159 
 Marquette                8760    3.6      -M       *    6.6      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120    6.5     4.9    133    16.2     8.4    193 
 Younts Peak              8350    7.2     6.4    112    12.1     7.0    173 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  134                    178 
 

POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    1.8     2.5     72     3.4     4.1     83 
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    5.0     5.7     88      -M     6.0       *
 Grave Springs            8550    2.7     3.0     90     3.9     4.7     83 
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    3.2     2.7    119     4.8     3.9    123 
 Middle Powder            7760    3.3     4.7     70     3.4     5.8     59 
 Powder River Pass        9480    2.2     4.3     51     4.7     5.6     84 
 Soldier Park             8720    4.0      -M       *    5.4      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   79                     84 
 

TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990    4.0     3.5    114     5.0     5.1     98 
 Bone Springs Div         9350    7.3     6.9    106     7.8     6.8    115 
 Burgess Junction         7880    4.0     4.4     91     5.2     5.6     93 
 Dome Lake                8880    4.4     5.0     88     6.3     6.4     98 
 Little Goose             8870    4.5      -M       *    6.4      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880    4.8     4.8    100     5.2     6.4     81 
 Tie Creek                6870    3.0     1.7    176     5.9     5.3    111 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  105                     99 
 

BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    2.5     1.6    156     3.4     4.5     76 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  156                     76 
 

CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    3.1     2.8    111     4.5     5.7     79 
 North Rapid Creek        6130    3.1     2.9    107     3.3     4.7     70 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  109                     75 
 

UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   10.5     8.8    119    12.2    10.1    121 
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   11.8      -M       *   13.9      -M       *
 Columbine                9160    9.8     8.1    121    12.0    10.8    111 
 Divide Peak              8880    6.4     7.6     84     8.7     9.7     90 
 Joe Wright              10120    7.5     9.0     83    12.5    11.5    109 
 Laprele Creek            8375    4.1     3.6    114     4.2     5.6     75 
 Med Bow                 10500   15.1      -M       *   15.5      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130    9.6    10.7     90    11.5    11.2    103 
 Never Summer            10280    8.8     8.1    109     8.9      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   11.2    11.8     95    12.9    15.1     85 
 Rawah                    9020    5.3     3.9    136     7.9     7.0    113 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    4.7     5.1     92     6.1     6.7     91 
 Sand Lake               10050   10.7    10.6    101    10.1    10.6     95 
 South Brush Creek        8440    3.9     4.4     89     5.4     6.8     79 
 Tower                   10500   13.8    18.2     76    17.0    17.1     99 
 Webber Springs           9250    8.6     8.9     97      -M    11.5       *
 Willow Creek Pass        9540    7.2     5.1    141     8.4     6.1    138 
 Zirkel                   9340   11.3     8.8    128    14.9    12.5    119 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  101                    102 
 

SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    9.1     6.0    152    13.0     8.0    162 
 Larsen Creek             9000    6.7     4.4    152    10.8      -M       *
 South Pass               9040    8.6     6.0    143     8.9     7.7    116 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  149                    139 
 

LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900    4.6     5.4     85     5.0     7.1     70 
 Laprele Creek            8375    4.1     3.6    114     4.2     5.6     75 
 Reno Hill                8400     -M     5.4       *     -M     6.7       *
 Windy Peak               7900    3.5     3.0    117     4.2     4.9     86 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  102                     76 
 

LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240    7.6     7.4    103     7.8     8.6     91 
 Cinnabar Park            9574    7.0     7.9     89     9.7    10.5     92 
 Crow Creek               8330    2.4     4.0     60     4.0     5.2     77 
 Deadman Hill            10220    7.5     6.8    110     7.9     7.3    108 
 Rawah                    9020    5.3     3.9    136     7.9     7.0    113 
 Roach                    9700    5.4     6.5     83     7.0     8.4     83 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   96                     94 
 

S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    4.0      -M       *    5.2      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    2.4     4.0     60     4.0     5.2     77 
 Deadman Hill            10220    7.5     6.8    110     7.9     7.3    108 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   92                     95 
 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    4.0     3.5    114     5.8     6.6     88 
 Divide Peak              8880    6.4     7.6     84     8.7     9.7     90 
 Elk River                8700    8.0     6.0    133     9.0     8.5    106 
 Little Snake River       8915   11.3     7.9    143    16.4    13.7    120 
 Old Battle              10000   11.2    11.8     95    12.9    15.1     85 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    4.7     5.1     92     6.1     6.7     91 
 Sandstone RS             8150    5.0     4.1    122     5.5     8.0     69 
 Whiskey Park             8950    9.4     8.7    108    12.6    11.2    112 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  110                     97 
 

UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080    8.0     5.2    154    10.8     5.8    186 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   12.9     8.3    155    14.7     8.5    173 
 East Rim Divide          7930    6.6     3.9    169     9.1     5.0    182 
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400    5.4     5.1    106    11.0     5.9    186 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    6.0     5.5    109    10.3     5.6    184 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    6.7     5.2    129    11.0     5.8    190 
 Kendall R.S.             7740    7.2     4.3    167    11.5     5.9    195 
 Loomis Park              8240    9.0     5.7    158    14.3     7.4    193 
 New Fork Lake            8340    6.1     4.1    149     6.7     4.7    143 
 Pocket Creek             9360     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060    5.6     4.7    119    10.8     6.0    180 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   11.5     8.7    132    16.8     9.9    170 
 Triple Peak              8500   13.4     7.6    176    18.3    10.0    183 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  144                    180 
 

LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8870    4.4      -M       *    6.3      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9700    6.6      -M       *    9.7      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360    6.2      -M       *    6.1      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840    4.7     4.1    115     8.4     4.8    175 
 Hewinta                  9519    4.4     3.4    129     6.6     6.1    108 
 Hickerson Park           9145    4.2     2.5    168     4.5     4.7     96 
 Hole-in-Rock             9150    2.9     2.8    104     4.9     4.4    111 
 Indian Creek             9425   10.9     9.6    114    15.2     9.0    169 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.7     5.7    135    13.2     7.7    171 
 Spirit Lk               10235    6.5      -M       *    8.7      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10200    6.6     5.9    112     8.5     7.1    120 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  122                    140 
 

UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777    4.5      -M       *    6.4      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7950    8.5     5.8    147    10.8     8.3    130 
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    2.5      -M       *    3.4      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           8993   10.3     9.4    110    12.7    10.8    118 
 Hayden Fork              9212    7.8     5.0    156    11.9     8.9    134 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.7     5.7    135    13.2     7.7    171 
 Lily Lake                9156    5.0     4.8    104     7.5     7.6     99 
 Monte Cristo             8960   10.2     9.3    110    13.1    10.8    121 
 Salt River Summit        7760    5.1     4.3    119    10.9     6.8    160 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  123                    132 

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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.