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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 1:38p, 5/20/18
Temperature 63.6°F
Wind 2.0 mph


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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 SATURDAY: JANUARY 27 , 2018
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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                7060   11.3    10.5    108    13.0    13.4     97 
 Black Bear               8170   25.6    22.9    112    24.6    24.0    102 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   18.4    13.2    139    11.6    12.4     94 
 Cottonwood Creek         7670   13.1    12.0    109    14.8    15.2     97 
 East Rim Divide          7930    6.5     6.6     98     6.9     7.4     93 
 Grand Targhee            9260   30.5    23.0    133    18.2    19.9     91 
 Granite Creek            6770    9.8     9.7    101    12.7    13.1     97 
 Grassy Lake              7265   17.2    18.9     91    20.9    23.0     91 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    9.6     8.0    120     9.0     7.9    114 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    9.4     8.0    118     9.7     8.5    114 
 Lewis Lake Divide        7850   19.7    18.7    105    21.6    22.2     97 
 Phillips Bench           8200   13.6    15.9     86    15.2    17.4     87 
 Salt River Summit        7640    5.8     7.4     78     7.7    10.2     75 
 Snake River Station      6920   10.6    10.0    106    14.9    14.8    101 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   14.9    13.5    110    14.7    14.8     99 
 Thumb Divide             7980   11.4     9.2    124    12.5    11.7    107 
 Togwotee Pass            9580   18.9    14.2    133    19.2    15.3    125 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   24.1    16.3    148    18.0    16.6    108 
 Willow Creek             8080   18.7    16.6    113    21.6    20.8    104 
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     9.0       *     -M    10.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  114                     99 
 

MADISON-GALLATIN

 Black Bear               8170   25.6    22.9    112    24.6    24.0    102 
 Canyon                   7870   10.7     7.8    137    12.3    10.3    119 
 Madison Plateau          7750   15.7    13.9    113    16.6    16.7     99 
 West Yellowstone         6700    7.9     6.8    116    10.8     9.2    117 
 Whiskey Creek            6800    9.3     9.4     99    11.5    12.7     91 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  114                    104 
 

YELLOWSTONE

 Beartooth Lake           9360   23.1    13.3    174    21.3    12.4    172 
 Burnt Mtn                5880    3.6     2.4    150     9.0     7.7    117 
 Canyon                   7870   10.7     7.8    137    12.3    10.3    119 
 Cole Creek               7850    9.1     7.9    115     5.9     7.4     80 
 Evening Star             9200   24.1    15.3    158    25.6    17.3    148 
 Fisher Creek             9100   31.5    20.0    158    26.7    20.0    134 
 Northeast Entrance       7350    7.2     6.1    118    10.6     8.0    132 
 Parker Peak              9400   21.1    12.3    172    18.2    11.0    165 
 Sylvan Lake              8420   15.1    12.4    122    16.7    14.3    117 
 Thumb Divide             7980   11.4     9.2    124    12.5    11.7    107 
 Two Ocean Plateau        9240   24.1    16.3    148    18.0    16.6    108 
 White Mill               8700   24.4    13.9    176    17.6    14.8    119 
 Wolverine                7650   10.8     6.6    164    13.2     7.9    167 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  151                    130 
 

WIND RIVER

 Burroughs Creek          8750    9.4      -M       *   11.1      -M       *
 Castle Creek             8400    5.4      -M       *    6.6      -M       *
 Cold Springs             9630    5.9     4.2    140     6.3     6.0    105 
 Deer Park                9700    7.6     8.6     88     9.1    11.8     77 
 Hobbs Park              10100   11.0     7.8    141     9.2     7.5    123 
 Kirwin                   9550   12.0     5.6    214    10.7     7.0    153 
 Little Warm              9370   10.2     6.0    170    10.4     7.8    133 
 Owl Creek                8975    2.7     3.1     87     4.4     3.4    129 
 South Pass               9040    7.2     8.3     87     4.9    10.5     47 
 St. Lawrence Alt         8620    2.7     4.0     68     6.0     5.1    118 
 Togwotee Pass            9580   18.9    14.2    133    19.2    15.3    125 
 Townsend Creek           8700    4.7     4.9     96     5.8     6.8     85 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  124                    106 
 

BIGHORN BASIN

 Bald Mtn.                9380   12.0    10.5    114     8.0    10.4     77 
 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    4.9     3.3    148     5.9     5.0    118 
 Bone Springs Div         9350   10.0     9.6    104     7.6     9.3     82 
 Grave Springs            8550    4.2     4.8     88     3.5     6.2     56 
 Kirwin                   9550   12.0     5.6    214    10.7     7.0    153 
 Marquette                8760    3.5      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
 Middle Powder            7760    5.4     6.1     89     3.8     7.1     54 
 Owl Creek                8975    2.7     3.1     87     4.4     3.4    129 
 Powder River Pass        9480    9.2     6.1    151     7.8     7.6    103 
 Shell Creek              9580   12.0     8.9    135     8.4     8.5     99 
 Timber Creek             7950    2.1     3.0     70      -M     4.4       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  122                     93 
 

SHOSHONE RIVER

 Blackwater               9780   22.2    14.0    159    19.6    12.8    153 
 Evening Star             9200   24.1    15.3    158    25.6    17.3    148 
 Marquette                8760    3.5      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
 Sylvan Road              7120    9.1     7.5    121    13.3    11.4    117 
 Younts Peak              8350     -M     9.0       *     -M    10.2       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  151                    141 
 

POWDER RIVER

 Bear Trap Meadow         8200    4.9     3.3    148     5.9     5.0    118 
 Cloud Peak Reservoir     9860    8.5     7.9    108     7.8     7.6    103 
 Grave Springs            8550    4.2     4.8     88     3.5     6.2     56 
 Hansen Sawmill           8360    4.1     3.9    105     5.4     4.8    112 
 Middle Powder            7760    5.4     6.1     89     3.8     7.1     54 
 Powder River Pass        9480    9.2     6.1    151     7.8     7.6    103 
 Soldier Park             8720    2.7      -M       *    5.6      -M       *
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                     89 
 

TONGUE RIVER

 Big Goose                7990    3.8     4.7     81     4.3     6.3     68 
 Bone Springs Div         9350   10.0     9.6    104     7.6     9.3     82 
 Burgess Junction         7880    4.6     6.4     72     4.1     7.2     57 
 Dome Lake                8880    6.5     6.5    100     6.0     8.1     74 
 Little Goose             8870    4.7      -M       *    6.7      -M       *
 Sucker Creek             8880    5.2     6.9     75      -M     8.4       *
 Tie Creek                6870    1.9     3.2     59     5.0     6.8     74 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   86                     72 
 

BELLE FOURCHE

 Cole Canyon              5910    3.5     3.1    113     5.2     5.6     93 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                     93 
 

CHEYENNE RIVER BASIN

 Blind Park               6890    4.2     4.3     98     6.4     7.5     85 
 North Rapid Creek        6130    4.5     4.1    110     4.8     6.1     79 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  104                     82 
 

UPPER N. PLATTE

 Arapaho Ridge           10960   11.7    12.4     94    11.6    13.6     85 
 Blackhall Mtn            9820   15.3      -M       *   15.6      -M       *
 Columbine                9160    5.2    14.1     37    13.6    15.7     87 
 Divide Peak              8880    8.4    11.7     72    11.8    13.2     89 
 Joe Wright              10120    9.9    12.6     79    17.2    15.4    112 
 Laprele Creek            8375    4.0     5.3     75     5.6     7.3     77 
 Med Bow                 10500   23.6      -M       *   20.1      -M       *
 North French Creek      10130   16.8    15.5    108    17.1    16.2    106 
 Never Summer            10280   10.4    11.7     89     8.9      -M       *
 Old Battle              10000   14.5    18.4     79    13.8    21.5     64 
 Rawah                    9020    6.7     6.0    112     9.4     8.9    106 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    5.8     7.9     73     7.1     9.4     76 
 Sand Lake               10050   15.7    15.9     99    12.9    14.6     88 
 South Brush Creek        8440    5.9     7.1     83     7.6     9.2     83 
 Tower                   10500   17.9    26.2     68    18.6    24.5     76 
 Webber Springs           9250   10.4    13.0     80    12.7    16.4     77 
 Willow Creek Pass        9540    8.1     7.1    114     8.7     8.0    109 
 Zirkel                   9340   11.9    17.4     68    17.0    17.8     96 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   81                     87 
 

SWEETWATER

 Deer Park                9700    7.6     8.6     88     9.1    11.8     77 
 Larsen Creek             9000    4.6     6.9     67     7.2      -M       *
 South Pass               9040    7.2     8.3     87     4.9    10.5     47 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   82                     63 
 

LOWER N. PLATTE

 Casper Mtn.              7900    5.1     7.3     70     4.0     8.8     45 
 Laprele Creek            8375    4.0     5.3     75     5.6     7.3     77 
 Reno Hill                8400    6.2     7.6     82     7.2     8.7     83 
 Windy Peak               7900    3.7     4.0     92     5.1     6.2     82 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   79                     71 
 

LARAMIE RIVER

 Brooklyn Lake           10240   13.6    11.8    115    14.5    12.4    117 
 Cinnabar Park            9574   14.0    12.8    109    16.3    15.3    107 
 Crow Creek               8330    1.8     5.6     32     7.2     6.3    114 
 Deadman Hill            10220   11.7     9.5    123    11.5     9.9    116 
 Rawah                    9020    6.7     6.0    112     9.4     8.9    106 
 Roach                    9700    8.6     9.7     89    11.0    11.5     96 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  102                    109 
 

S. PLATTE

 Black Mountain           8920    5.6      -M       *    8.3      -M       *
 Crow Creek               8330    1.8     5.6     32     7.2     6.3    114 
 Deadman Hill            10220   11.7     9.5    123    11.5     9.9    116 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   89                    115 
 

LITTLE SNAKE RIVER

 Battle Mountain          7440    3.4     6.7     51     5.0     9.3     54 
 Divide Peak              8880    8.4    11.7     72    11.8    13.2     89 
 Elk River                8700    8.3    10.4     80     9.7    12.2     80 
 Little Snake River       8915   11.1    14.6     76    16.5    19.9     83 
 Old Battle              10000   14.5    18.4     79    13.8    21.5     64 
 Sage Creek Basin         7850    5.8     7.9     73     7.1     9.4     76 
 Sandstone RS             8150    5.2     7.6     68     5.2    11.5     45 
 Whiskey Park             8950   12.2    15.1     81    15.1    17.1     88 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   75                     74 
 

UPPER GREEN RIVER

 Big Sandy Opening        9080    8.1     7.6    107     8.3     8.0    104 
 Blind Bull Sum           8650   18.4    13.2    139    11.6    12.4     94 
 East Rim Divide          7930    6.5     6.6     98     6.9     7.4     93 
 Elkhart Park G.S.        9400    7.2     7.1    101     7.3     8.2     89 
 Gros Ventre Summit       8750    9.6     8.0    120     9.0     7.9    114 
 Gunsight Pass            9820    9.4     8.0    118     9.7     8.5    114 
 Kendall R.S.             7740    8.6     7.6    113     9.4     8.8    107 
 Loomis Park              8240    9.4     9.2    102    10.1    10.8     94 
 New Fork Lake            8340    7.0     6.6    106     6.3     6.8     93 
 Pocket Creek             9360    6.3      -M       *    5.6      -M       *
 Snider Basin             8060    7.0     7.2     97     8.8     8.9     99 
 Spring Creek Divide      9000   14.9    13.5    110    14.7    14.8     99 
 Triple Peak              8500   15.2    12.3    124    17.2    15.3    112 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                  113                    101 
 

LOWER GREEN RIVER

 Blacks Fork Jct          8869    4.4      -M       *    5.9      -M       *
 Buck Pasture             9632    7.2      -M       *    8.1      -M       *
 EF Blacks Fork GS        9360    4.3      -M       *    4.4      -M       *
 Hams Fork                7840    5.0     6.8     74     5.5     7.1     77 
 Hewinta                  9500    5.1     5.2     98     7.0     8.3     84 
 Hickerson Park           9122    4.2     3.6    117     3.4     5.9     58 
 Hole-in-Rock             9168    3.7     3.8     97     4.2     5.6     75 
 Indian Creek             9425   12.3    13.9     88     9.3    13.5     69 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.3     8.7     84     8.6    11.1     77 
 Spirit Lk               10235    4.7      -M       *    5.6      -M       *
 Steel Creek Park        10158    8.4     8.3    101     8.6     9.6     90 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   91                     76 
 

UPPER BEAR RIVER

 Bear River RS            8777    5.3      -M       *    6.8      -M       *
 Bug Lake                 7987    9.4     9.8     96    10.1    12.0     84 
 Burts Miller Ranch       8000    3.9      -M       *    4.3      -M       *
 Chalk Creek #1           9171    8.9    13.0     68     9.9    15.0     66 
 Hayden Fork              9130    7.5     8.2     91     9.4    12.5     75 
 Kelley R.S.              8180    7.3     8.7     84     8.6    11.1     77 
 Lily Lake                9133    6.6     7.2     92     7.2    10.3     70 
 Monte Cristo             8932   12.2    15.1     81    12.1    15.7     77 
 Salt River Summit        7640    5.8     7.4     78     7.7    10.2     75 
                                                -----                  -----
                Basin Index (%)                   83                     75 

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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.