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Water Resources Data System
Dept 3943
1000 E. University Ave.
Laramie, WY 82071

wrds@uwyo.edu
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At 3:32a, 8/19/18
Temperature 48.8°F
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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: FEBRUARY 24 , 2017
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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   23.5    13.1    179    31.5    16.8    188 
 Black Bear               8170   35.1    28.5    123    42.4    29.9    142 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   36.0    17.4    207      -M    15.5       *
 Cottonwood Creek         7670   24.0    16.1    149    31.0    18.9    164 
 East Rim Divide          7930   17.0     7.7    221    18.4     9.2    200 
 Grand Targhee            9260   35.1    28.6    123      -M    24.1       *
 Granite Creek            6770   27.5    13.2    208      -M    16.0       *
 Grassy Lake              7265   31.1    25.2    123    42.7    28.8    148 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750   16.6     9.4    177      -M     9.8       *
 Gunsight Pass            9820   17.5    10.2    172    20.4    10.5    194 
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850   32.4    24.9    130    41.6    28.1    148 
 Phillips Bench           8200   30.5    19.1    160    38.7    22.1    175 
 Salt River Summit        7760   18.9    10.3    183      -M    13.0       *
 Snake River Station      6920   19.2    13.8    139    30.0    18.2    165 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   32.2    17.6    183      -M    18.7       *
 Thumb Divide             7980   19.6    11.5    170      -M    14.2       *
 Togwotee Pass            9580   27.2    17.2    158    31.2    18.8    166 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240     -M    21.0       *     -M    21.0       *
 Willow Creek             8380   28.4    21.5    132    40.8    26.0    157 
 Younts Peak              8350   21.9    11.4    192    24.8    12.3    202 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  156                    164 
 

MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   35.1    28.5    123    42.4    29.9    142 
 Canyon                   7870   14.9    10.2    146    21.2    12.7    167 
 Madison Plateau          7750   21.8    17.3    126    29.7    20.5    145 
 West Yellowstone         6700   11.3     8.5    133    19.5    11.3    173 
 Whiskey Creek            6800   13.1    11.6    113    21.9    15.8    139 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  126                    149 
 

YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   24.9    16.0    156    20.4    15.2    134 
 Burnt Mtn                5880    5.4     3.9    138    10.9     9.1    120 
 Canyon                   7870   14.9    10.2    146    21.2    12.7    167 
 Cole Creek               7850    8.3     9.2     90     6.1     8.8     69 
 Evening Star             9200   29.6    18.7    158    33.7    21.5    157 
 Fisher Creek             9100   31.5    25.0    126    35.7    24.8    144 
 Northeast Entrance       7350    9.7     7.7    126    15.6     9.6    162 
 Parker Peak              9400   25.4    15.4    165    23.3    13.6    171 
 Sylvan Lake              8420   20.0    15.4    130    31.0    17.4    178 
 Thumb Divide             7980   19.6    11.5    170      -M    14.2       *
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240     -M    21.0       *     -M    21.0       *
 White Mill               8700   24.1    17.8    135    26.0    18.5    141 
 Wolverine                7650   14.0     8.4    167    17.4     9.7    179 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  143                    150 
 

WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750   20.3      -M       *   22.1      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400   11.0      -M       *   13.1      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630   11.6     5.4    215    13.8     7.2    192 
 Deer Park                9700   27.1    10.5    258    27.9    14.5    192 
 Hobbs Park              10100   20.9     9.2    227    19.3     9.1    212 
 Kirwin                   9550   15.6     6.7    233    18.0     8.5    212 
 Little Warm              9370   13.7     7.7    178    19.3     9.5    203 
 Owl Creek                8975    6.5     3.7    176     8.2     4.2    195 
 South Pass               9040   24.8    10.9    228    22.6    13.0    174 
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620     -M     5.0       *   11.8     6.2    190 
 Togwotee Pass            9580   27.2    17.2    158    31.2    18.8    166 
 Townsend Creek           8700     -M     6.2       *     -M     8.4       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  207                    189 
 

BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380   14.3    14.1    101    12.3    12.6     98 
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    4.0     4.1     98     5.3     5.9     90 
 Bone Springs Div         9350   12.2    11.4    107    11.9    11.3    105 
 Grave Springs            8550    4.9     6.3     78     5.5     7.5     73 
 Kirwin                   9550   15.6     6.7    233    18.0     8.5    212 
 Marquette                8760    7.1      -M       *   10.8      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760    5.7     7.6     75     5.3     8.4     63 
 Owl Creek                8975    6.5     3.7    176     8.2     4.2    195 
 Powder River Pass        9480    5.7     7.6     75     8.3     9.2     90 
 Shell Creek              9580   12.1    10.9    111     9.3    10.2     91 
 Timber Creek             7950    5.1     3.1    165     6.5     5.0    130 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  114                    109 
 

SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   29.4    16.7    176    32.8    15.6    210 
 Evening Star             9200   29.6    18.7    158    33.7    21.5    157 
 Marquette                8760    7.1      -M       *   10.8      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120   14.1     9.0    157    25.3    13.6    186 
 Younts Peak              8350   21.9    11.4    192    24.8    12.3    202 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  170                    185 
 

POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    4.0     4.1     98     5.3     5.9     90 
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    9.4    10.1     93    10.6     9.2    115 
 Grave Springs            8550    4.9     6.3     78     5.5     7.5     73 
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    6.6     4.5    147     8.4     5.8    145 
 Middle Powder            7760    5.7     7.6     75     5.3     8.4     63 
 Powder River Pass        9480    5.7     7.6     75     8.3     9.2     90 
 Soldier Park             8720    9.5      -M       *    8.1      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   90                     94 
 

TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990    6.9     6.0    115     7.7     7.6    101 
 Bone Springs Div         9350   12.2    11.4    107    11.9    11.3    105 
 Burgess Junction         7880    7.0     7.9     89     8.0     8.7     92 
 Dome Lake                8880    8.6     8.3    104    10.1     9.7    104 
 Little Goose             8870    7.5      -M       *    9.8      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880    8.2     8.5     96     7.9    10.1     78 
 Tie Creek                6870    4.6     4.2    110     8.5     8.0    106 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  103                     98 
 

BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    2.6     4.8     54     4.9     6.9     71 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   54                     71 
 

CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    4.4     6.1     72     6.4     9.0     71 
 North Rapid Creek        6130    4.3     5.7     75     5.5     7.3     75 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   74                     73 
 

UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   21.8    15.8    138    22.2    17.0    131 
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   31.4      -M       *   30.7      -M       *
 Columbine                9160   21.9    19.0    115    23.5    19.6    120 
 Divide Peak              8880   16.9    15.2    111    19.0    16.4    116 
 Joe Wright              10120   16.9    15.7    108    23.6    19.3    122 
 Laprele Creek            8375   10.0     7.4    135     9.4     9.0    104 
 Med Bow                 10500   32.1      -M       *   29.3      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130   21.3    20.2    105    22.4    20.3    110 
 Never Summer            10280   19.6    15.4    127    16.3      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   32.1    23.3    138    31.3    27.1    115 
 Rawah                    9020   11.2     8.2    137    14.0    10.3    136 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850   14.0    10.4    135    14.0    11.4    123 
 Sand Lake               10050   24.2    20.3    119    22.3    18.3    122 
 South Brush Creek        8440    9.7     9.7    100    10.2    11.3     90 
 Tower                   10500   36.8    35.2    105    37.2    30.9    120 
 Webber Springs           9250   25.5    18.1    141    28.9    20.4    142 
 Willow Creek Pass        9540   15.5     9.1    170    16.3    10.0    163 
 Zirkel                   9340   36.0    22.4    161    36.9    22.6    163 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  126                    126 
 

SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700   27.1    10.5    258    27.9    14.5    192 
 Larsen Creek             9000   17.3     9.1    190    20.0      -M       *
 South Pass               9040   24.8    10.9    228    22.6    13.0    174 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  227                    184 
 

LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900    9.1     9.7     94     8.5    10.7     79 
 Laprele Creek            8375   10.0     7.4    135     9.4     9.0    104 
 Reno Hill                8400    9.5     9.5    100     9.6    10.7     90 
 Windy Peak               7900    8.7     5.6    155     8.9     7.5    119 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  116                     96 
 

LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240   21.0    14.6    144    18.7    15.5    121 
 Cinnabar Park            9574   16.2    16.5     98    18.9    19.1     99 
 Crow Creek               8330    4.5     6.6     68     7.0     7.6     92 
 Deadman Hill            10220   17.2    12.1    142    16.7    12.3    136 
 Rawah                    9020   11.2     8.2    137    14.0    10.3    136 
 Roach                    9700   14.6    12.1    121    17.2    14.2    121 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  121                    117 
 

S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    8.5      -M       *    9.7      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    4.5     6.6     68     7.0     7.6     92 
 Deadman Hill            10220   17.2    12.1    142    16.7    12.3    136 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  116                    119 
 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    9.7     9.4    103    13.8    11.8    117 
 Divide Peak              8880   16.9    15.2    111    19.0    16.4    116 
 Elk River                8700   17.8    14.6    122    17.5    15.5    113 
 Little Snake River       8915   28.5    19.3    148    33.2    24.3    137 
 Old Battle              10000   32.1    23.3    138    31.3    27.1    115 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850   14.0    10.4    135    14.0    11.4    123 
 Sandstone RS             8150   11.7    10.3    114    13.8    14.6     95 
 Whiskey Park             8950   23.6    20.5    115    25.3    21.7    117 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  125                    118 
 

UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080   18.5     9.6    193    20.5    10.1    203 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   36.0    17.4    207      -M    15.5       *
 East Rim Divide          7930   17.0     7.7    221    18.4     9.2    200 
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400   15.8     9.1    174    20.2    10.1    200 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750   16.6     9.4    177      -M     9.8       *
 Gunsight Pass            9820   17.5    10.2    172    20.4    10.5    194 
 Kendall R.S.             7740   20.2     9.6    210    24.2    11.3    214 
 Loomis Park              8240   23.7    11.4    208    26.9    13.6    198 
 New Fork Lake            8340   14.8     7.9    187    14.9     8.5    175 
 Pocket Creek             9360     -M      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060   18.4     9.2    200    23.5    11.2    210 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   32.2    17.6    183      -M    18.7       *
 Triple Peak              8500   32.1    16.3    197    33.6    19.6    171 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  194                    195 
 

LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8869    9.8      -M       *   12.5      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9632   16.6      -M       *   18.9      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360   13.7      -M       *     -M      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840   15.8     8.8    180    17.3     8.9    194 
 Hewinta                  9500   10.6     7.5    141    12.9    10.4    124 
 Hickerson Park           9122    7.8     5.5    142     7.9     7.3    108 
 Hole-in-Rock             9168    6.3     5.3    119     8.4     6.8    124 
 Indian Creek             9425   33.0    18.0    183      -M    17.2       *
 Kelley R.S.              8180   23.3    11.4    204    26.7    14.2    188 
 Spirit Lk               10235   13.3      -M       *   14.0      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10158   14.1    11.0    128    15.7    12.0    131 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  164                    149 
 

UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777   11.6      -M       *   14.0      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7987   27.2    14.2    192    27.3    15.0    182 
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    7.0      -M       *    7.5      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           9171   28.8    17.5    165      -M    18.8       *
 Hayden Fork              9130   20.0    11.5    174      -M    15.8       *
 Kelley R.S.              8180   23.3    11.4    204    26.7    14.2    188 
 Lily Lake                9133   13.4     9.8    137    15.6    12.8    122 
 Monte Cristo             8932   30.2    19.9    152    29.4    19.9    148 
 Salt River Summit        7760   18.9    10.3    183      -M    13.0       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  171                    160*

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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.