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Wyoming Snow Precipitation Update


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 SUNDAY: APRIL 16 , 2017 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ WYOMING SNAKE RIVER Base Camp 7030 22.7 12.8 177 40.1 21.4 187 Black Bear 8170 47.2 36.7 129 55.4 39.1 142 Blind Bull Sum 8650 43.6 23.8 183 -M 19.9 * Cottonwood Creek 7670 27.6 19.6 141 39.1 25.3 155 East Rim Divide 7930 13.5 9.8 138 21.2 12.0 177 Grand Targhee 9260 48.1 41.2 117 43.2 32.2 134 Granite Creek 6770 24.0 12.0 200 36.4 20.0 182 Grassy Lake 7265 37.1 31.5 118 56.0 36.8 152 Gros Ventre Summit 8750 20.1 13.0 155 24.9 13.4 186 Gunsight Pass 9820 23.8 13.4 178 25.7 14.5 177 Lewis Lake Divide 7850 45.4 30.2 150 56.6 36.2 156 Phillips Bench 8200 38.0 26.0 146 47.3 28.7 165 Salt River Summit 7760 19.0 10.9 174 29.5 17.1 173 Snake River Station 6920 17.1 12.4 138 36.3 23.1 157 Spring Creek Divide 9000 41.6 23.4 178 41.1 24.4 168 Thumb Divide 7980 21.5 14.4 149 28.4 19.2 148 Togwotee Pass 9580 33.8 23.2 146 39.4 25.1 157 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 -M 27.4 * -M 28.0 * Willow Creek 8380 27.8 26.7 104 51.1 34.6 148 Younts Peak 8350 25.4 14.8 172 31.6 16.3 194 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 146 160 MADISON-GALLATIN Black Bear 8170 47.2 36.7 129 55.4 39.1 142 Canyon 7870 18.1 12.4 146 26.2 16.7 157 Madison Plateau 7750 28.0 22.6 124 37.3 27.0 138 West Yellowstone 6700 5.0 8.2 61 23.9 14.6 164 Whiskey Creek 6800 13.1 14.8 89 27.7 20.8 133 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 118 144 YELLOWSTONE Beartooth Lake 9360 33.3 22.6 147 28.7 20.4 141 Burnt Mtn 5880 .1 .0 * 15.0 13.6 110 Canyon 7870 18.1 12.4 146 26.2 16.7 157 Cole Creek 7850 12.3 15.7 78 9.5 14.1 67 Evening Star 9200 38.8 24.9 156 45.6 28.2 162 Fisher Creek 9100 44.1 32.0 138 48.5 32.7 148 Northeast Entrance 7350 5.7 7.8 73 20.9 12.7 165 Parker Peak 9400 37.0 20.6 180 35.2 18.3 192 Sylvan Lake 8420 24.4 20.1 121 38.1 23.0 166 Thumb Divide 7980 21.5 14.4 149 28.4 19.2 148 Two Ocean Plateau 9240 -M 27.4 * -M 28.0 * White Mill 8700 37.2 23.6 158 36.9 24.5 151 Wolverine 7650 3.5 8.3 42 21.3 12.6 169 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 136 150 WIND RIVER Burroughs Creek 8750 21.7 -M * 27.9 -M * Castle Creek 8400 9.5 -M * 15.8 -M * Cold Springs 9630 16.4 5.6 293 20.3 10.5 193 Deer Park 9700 32.9 16.0 206 38.6 20.9 185 Hobbs Park 10100 29.9 14.9 201 29.1 14.3 203 Kirwin 9550 22.1 10.0 221 25.9 12.1 214 Little Warm 9370 18.8 10.2 184 25.4 13.5 188 Owl Creek 8975 9.5 4.9 194 13.3 6.5 205 South Pass 9040 31.7 15.8 201 29.2 18.1 161 St. Lawrence Alt 8620 9.0 6.2 145 17.5 9.5 184 Togwotee Pass 9580 33.8 23.2 146 39.4 25.1 157 Townsend Creek 8700 17.9 9.9 181 23.6 12.8 184 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 190 183 BIGHORN BASIN Bald Mtn. 9380 21.1 19.5 108 17.9 17.8 101 Bear Trap Meadow 8200 4.7 4.2 112 9.6 9.1 105 Bone Springs Div 9350 21.0 16.6 127 18.6 16.3 114 Grave Springs 8550 7.1 9.6 74 8.6 11.2 77 Kirwin 9550 22.1 10.0 221 25.9 12.1 214 Marquette 8760 14.2 -M * 18.1 -M * Middle Powder 7760 8.6 12.5 69 8.5 12.4 69 Owl Creek 8975 9.5 4.9 194 13.3 6.5 205 Powder River Pass 9480 9.4 10.1 93 14.4 13.3 108 Shell Creek 9580 18.5 15.4 120 15.9 14.5 110 Timber Creek 7950 7.5 5.1 147 11.9 8.0 149 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 120 119 SHOSHONE RIVER Blackwater 9780 38.7 23.7 163 43.0 21.4 201 Evening Star 9200 38.8 24.9 156 45.6 28.2 162 Marquette 8760 14.2 -M * 18.1 -M * Sylvan Road 7120 3.0 10.3 29 31.1 17.2 181 Younts Peak 8350 25.4 14.8 172 31.6 16.3 194 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 144 182 POWDER RIVER Bear Trap Meadow 8200 4.7 4.2 112 9.6 9.1 105 Cloud Peak Reservoir 9860 16.8 15.4 109 20.3 14.3 142 Grave Springs 8550 7.1 9.6 74 8.6 11.2 77 Hansen Sawmill 8360 11.5 5.6 205 15.5 9.2 168 Middle Powder 7760 8.6 12.5 69 8.5 12.4 69 Powder River Pass 9480 9.4 10.1 93 14.4 13.3 108 Soldier Park 8720 15.0 -M * 15.6 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 101 111 TONGUE RIVER Big Goose 7990 12.0 9.6 125 15.2 12.2 125 Bone Springs Div 9350 21.0 16.6 127 18.6 16.3 114 Burgess Junction 7880 11.1 12.2 91 12.7 13.1 97 Dome Lake 8880 16.7 12.0 139 17.6 14.4 122 Little Goose 8870 14.6 -M * 18.5 -M * Sucker Creek 8880 13.6 12.6 108 14.9 15.3 97 Tie Creek 6870 1.6 4.7 34 14.4 12.3 117 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 112 112 BELLE FOURCHE Cole Canyon 5910 .0 2.9 0 7.6 10.0 76 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 0 76 CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN Blind Park 6890 .0 4.8 0 9.7 12.5 78 North Rapid Creek 6130 .0 5.1 0 8.1 10.4 78 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 0 78 UPPER N. PLATTE Arapaho Ridge 10960 24.7 21.6 114 26.3 23.8 111 Blackhall Mtn 9820 35.1 -M * 38.0 -M * Columbine 9160 13.7 21.5 64 27.5 26.5 104 Divide Peak 8880 14.0 19.8 71 23.2 22.3 104 Joe Wright 10120 16.7 22.1 76 28.7 27.1 106 Laprele Creek 8375 7.9 8.9 89 12.6 13.3 95 Med Bow 10500 35.5 -M * 35.7 -M * North French Creek 10130 24.4 31.9 76 27.9 27.9 100 Never Summer 10280 21.8 20.6 106 19.6 -M * Old Battle 10000 36.6 32.2 114 38.9 36.3 107 Rawah 9020 5.9 9.4 63 17.4 15.2 114 Sage Creek Basin 7850 .5 8.2 6 16.9 15.0 113 Sand Lake 10050 30.5 30.4 100 28.2 26.1 108 South Brush Creek 8440 -M 10.6 * 12.8 16.0 80 Tower 10500 37.8 47.5 80 44.1 41.2 107 Webber Springs 9250 25.5 23.1 110 33.8 27.8 122 Willow Creek Pass 9540 18.1 12.7 143 18.6 14.0 133 Zirkel 9340 27.7 23.5 118 42.4 29.3 145 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 92 110 SWEETWATER Deer Park 9700 32.9 16.0 206 38.6 20.9 185 Larsen Creek 9000 14.1 10.7 132 23.5 -M * South Pass 9040 31.7 15.8 201 29.2 18.1 161 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 185 174 LOWER N. PLATTE Casper Mtn. 7900 10.5 14.4 73 13.6 16.1 84 Laprele Creek 8375 7.9 8.9 89 12.6 13.3 95 Reno Hill 8400 12.3 14.1 87 15.2 16.6 92 Windy Peak 7900 6.0 7.3 82 11.7 11.2 104 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 82 93 LARAMIE RIVER Brooklyn Lake 10240 21.4 22.2 96 23.5 22.2 106 Cinnabar Park 9574 14.5 20.9 69 22.6 24.9 91 Crow Creek 8330 .0 3.2 0 9.2 11.5 80 Deadman Hill 10220 21.2 16.5 128 20.8 18.3 114 Rawah 9020 5.9 9.4 63 17.4 15.2 114 Roach 9700 15.6 16.5 95 21.6 20.1 107 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 89 103 S. PLATTE Black Mountain 8920 9.4 -M * 13.3 -M * Crow Creek 8330 .0 3.2 0 9.2 11.5 80 Deadman Hill 10220 21.2 16.5 128 20.8 18.3 114 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 108 101 LITTLE SNAKE RIVER Battle Mountain 7440 .0 6.3 0 17.0 15.7 108 Divide Peak 8880 14.0 19.8 71 23.2 22.3 104 Elk River 8700 9.6 16.9 57 20.5 20.8 99 Little Snake River 8915 24.0 25.6 94 39.1 30.8 127 Old Battle 10000 36.6 32.2 114 38.9 36.3 107 Sage Creek Basin 7850 .5 8.2 6 16.9 15.0 113 Sandstone RS 8150 1.8 11.4 16 16.3 19.1 85 Whiskey Park 8950 23.4 26.7 88 30.5 29.0 105 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75 107 UPPER GREEN RIVER Big Sandy Opening 9080 20.6 12.8 161 23.5 13.8 170 Blind Bull Sum 8650 43.6 23.8 183 -M 19.9 * East Rim Divide 7930 13.5 9.8 138 21.2 12.0 177 Elkhart Park G.S. 9400 19.5 12.0 162 24.7 13.8 179 Gros Ventre Summit 8750 20.1 13.0 155 24.9 13.4 186 Gunsight Pass 9820 23.8 13.4 178 25.7 14.5 177 Kendall R.S. 7740 17.6 9.6 183 29.4 14.5 203 Loomis Park 8240 25.5 13.5 189 32.7 17.7 185 New Fork Lake 8340 14.1 9.4 150 18.3 11.1 165 Pocket Creek 9360 -M -M * -M -M * Snider Basin 8060 17.1 11.4 150 27.8 14.5 192 Spring Creek Divide 9000 41.6 23.4 178 41.1 24.4 168 Triple Peak 8500 35.6 19.5 183 41.7 25.9 161 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 171 177 LOWER GREEN RIVER Blacks Fork Jct 8869 7.1 -M * 16.5 -M * Buck Pasture 9632 16.6 -M * 24.1 -M * EF Blacks Fork GS 9360 12.7 -M * 18.0 -M * Hams Fork 7840 12.6 8.2 154 21.8 11.7 186 Hewinta 9500 7.9 9.4 84 17.9 14.6 123 Hickerson Park 9122 7.2 6.3 114 13.3 10.7 124 Hole-in-Rock 9168 6.3 6.6 95 13.9 10.3 135 Indian Creek 9425 40.1 23.7 169 41.7 23.2 180 Kelley R.S. 8180 24.6 13.5 182 31.1 18.6 167 Spirit Lk 10235 15.8 -M * 19.1 -M * Steel Creek Park 10158 19.4 16.1 120 21.7 17.3 125 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 141 152 UPPER BEAR RIVER Bear River RS 8777 6.0 -M * 19.0 -M * Bug Lake 7987 32.0 18.8 170 34.7 20.0 174 Burts Miller Ranch 8000 .0 -M * 10.5 -M * Chalk Creek #1 9171 32.8 24.9 132 37.1 26.2 142 Hayden Fork 9130 16.7 13.4 125 30.3 21.9 138 Kelley R.S. 8180 24.6 13.5 182 31.1 18.6 167 Lily Lake 9133 12.2 12.1 101 20.5 17.9 115 Monte Cristo 8932 36.3 27.7 131 40.6 26.8 151 Salt River Summit 7760 19.0 10.9 174 29.5 17.1 173 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 143 151 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- -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. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- -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.