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United States           Natural Resources             Water and Climate Center
Department of           Conservation                          Portland, Oregon
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          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 27 , 2015

- BASIN ELEV. SNOW WATER EQUIVALENT TOTAL PRECIPITATION Data Site Name (Ft) % % Current Median Median Current Average Avg
- COLORADO GUNNISON RIVER BASIN Butte 10160 9.3 10.8 86 10.9 12.8 85 Cochetopa Pass 10020 4.2 3.0 140 6.9 5.6 123 Columbine Pass 9400 7.5 14.3 52 7.5 18.0 42 Idarado 9800 -M 10.0 * -M 14.2 * Mc Clure Pass 9500 8.9 13.1 68 11.5 16.3 71 Mesa Lakes 10000 7.5 12.4 60 8.8 16.0 55 Overland Res. 9840 6.7 10.1 66 10.1 13.0 78 Park Cone 9600 6.3 8.2 77 7.5 9.5 79 Park Reservoir 9960 10.7 20.4 52 12.9 21.7 59 Porphyry Creek 10760 12.3 11.8 104 11.2 11.6 97 Red Mountain Pass 11200 15.1 17.0 89 18.5 20.1 92 Sargents Mesa 11530 9.5 -M * 11.1 -M * Schofield Pass 10700 17.6 24.5 72 15.6 25.4 61 Slumgullion 11440 10.2 10.3 99 10.9 10.3 106 Upper Taylor 10640 9.5 -M * 11.8 -M * Wager Gulch 11100 9.1 -M * 11.4 -M * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 75 73 UPPER COLORADO RIVER BASIN Arapaho Ridge 10960 14.0 16.3 86 15.3 17.4 88 Beaver Ck Village 8500 9.4 10.5 90 11.4 11.7 97 Berthoud Summit 11300 14.9 13.5 110 17.6 17.4 101 Bison Lake 10880 13.1 19.0 69 13.0 21.4 61 Buffalo Park 9240 11.6 9.1 127 13.0 13.5 96 Chapman Tunnel 10110 9.9 -M * 12.8 -M * Copper Mountain 10550 12.2 10.6 115 14.1 12.4 114 Elliot Ridge 10520 11.9 -M * 15.2 -M * Fool Creek 11150 15.1 -M * 13.6 -M * Fremont Pass 11400 14.1 11.6 122 13.8 11.7 118 Grizzly Peak 11100 13.9 12.8 109 13.3 13.2 101 High Lonesome 10620 12.9 -M * 13.9 -M * Hoosier Pass 11400 -M 10.7 * -M 11.2 * Independence Pass 10600 12.9 12.5 103 14.2 13.5 105 Ivanhoe 10400 -M 10.3 * -M 15.8 * Jones Pass 10400 11.9 9.5 125 15.4 15.2 101 Kiln 9600 7.0 9.1 77 9.9 11.2 88 Lake Irene 10700 17.9 18.8 95 17.2 15.9 108 Lynx Pass 8880 9.0 8.7 103 10.2 10.2 100 Mc Clure Pass 9500 8.9 13.1 68 11.5 16.3 71 Mccoy Park 9480 10.8 12.7 85 12.2 13.8 88 Mesa Lakes 10000 7.5 12.4 60 8.8 16.0 55 Middle Fork Camp 8940 9.3 9.0 103 10.2 10.6 96 Nast Lake 8700 6.1 6.3 97 7.7 9.4 82 North Lost Trail 9200 8.8 12.9 68 10.6 17.1 62 Phantom Valley 9030 8.0 8.1 99 11.6 11.3 103 Schofield Pass 10700 17.6 24.5 72 15.6 25.4 61 Stillwater Creek 8720 6.7 6.5 103 6.8 8.0 85 Summit Ranch 9400 8.4 8.5 99 9.5 10.3 92 Vail Mountain 10300 13.0 13.9 94 12.8 17.1 75 Willow Creek Pass 9540 7.7 9.3 83 9.6 10.2 94 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 92 87 SOUTH PLATTE RIVER BASIN Bear Lake 9500 13.6 11.8 115 14.4 14.3 101 Berthoud Summit 11300 14.9 13.5 110 17.6 17.4 101 Black Mountain 8920 7.4 -M * 9.5 -M * Buckskin Joe 11150 8.1 6.5 125 11.4 9.8 116 Copeland Lake 8600 7.4 4.4 168 11.5 9.6 120 Deadman Hill 10220 12.8 12.3 104 12.8 12.6 102 Echo Lake 10600 5.1 4.2 121 10.0 7.7 130 Hoosier Pass 11400 -M 10.7 * -M 11.2 * Hourglass Lake 9380 8.1 -M * 9.0 -M * Jackwhacker Gulch 10960 8.7 8.9 98 12.0 12.4 97 Joe Wright 10120 13.5 16.2 83 20.9 19.7 106 Lake Eldora 9700 10.8 8.9 121 12.9 11.4 113 Lake Irene 10700 17.9 18.8 95 17.2 15.9 108 Long Draw Resv 9980 12.2 -M * 13.7 -M * Loveland Basin 11400 14.2 14.4 99 13.6 13.9 98 Michigan Creek 10600 7.9 7.8 101 11.7 11.2 104 Niwot 9910 10.3 8.9 116 12.2 10.8 113 Rough And Tumble 10360 4.8 4.0 120 6.0 5.8 103 Sawtooth 9620 17.9 -M * 22.4 -M * University Camp 10300 12.6 11.2 112 16.0 15.1 106 Wild Basin 9560 11.7 -M * 12.6 -M * Willow Park 10700 13.3 12.3 108 18.6 16.6 112 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 107 107 LARAMIE AND NORTH PLATTE RIVER BASINS Arapaho Ridge 10960 14.0 16.3 86 15.3 17.4 88 Columbine 9160 16.7 19.4 86 17.7 20.2 88 Deadman Hill 10220 12.8 12.3 104 12.8 12.6 102 Joe Wright 10120 13.5 16.2 83 20.9 19.7 106 Never Summer 10280 13.0 15.9 82 13.1 -M * Rabbit Ears 9400 17.4 18.7 93 19.6 23.6 83 Rawah 9020 9.3 8.5 109 12.1 10.7 113 Roach 9700 9.2 12.2 75 11.8 14.5 81 Tower 10500 -M 35.7 * -M 31.5 * Whiskey Park 8950 19.6 21.0 93 18.9 22.1 86 Willow Creek Pass 9540 7.7 9.3 83 9.6 10.2 94 Zirkel 9340 22.1 22.7 97 23.4 23.2 101 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 90 93 YAMPA AND WHITE RIVER BASINS Battle Mountain 7440 5.8 9.7 60 8.0 12.0 67 Bear River 9080 8.2 8.1 101 11.1 11.3 98 Bison Lake 10880 13.1 19.0 69 13.0 21.4 61 Buffalo Park 9240 11.6 9.1 127 13.0 13.5 96 Burro Mountain 9400 10.6 12.9 82 13.5 15.9 85 Columbine 9160 16.7 19.4 86 17.7 20.2 88 Crosho 9100 10.7 9.1 118 11.5 11.8 97 Divide Peak 8880 5.4 15.4 35 9.7 16.6 58 Dry Lake 8400 14.9 17.8 84 16.3 19.8 82 Elk River 8700 11.2 15.0 75 11.5 15.8 73 Little Snake River 8915 16.7 19.6 85 20.9 24.7 85 Lost Dog 9320 15.4 21.4 72 16.9 20.1 84 Lynx Pass 8880 9.0 8.7 103 10.2 10.2 100 Old Battle 10000 17.4 23.7 73 17.5 27.5 64 Rabbit Ears 9400 17.4 18.7 93 19.6 23.6 83 Ripple Creek 10340 16.9 19.1 88 14.1 20.8 68 Sandstone RS 8150 5.4 10.3 52 -M 14.9 * Tower 10500 -M 35.7 * -M 31.5 * Trapper Lake 9700 8.6 14.8 58 10.6 15.7 68 Whiskey Park 8950 19.6 21.0 93 18.9 22.1 86 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 80 79 ARKANSAS RIVER BASIN Apishapa 10000 2.3 6.7 34 9.0 9.4 96 Brumley 10600 10.5 7.3 144 10.2 10.0 102 Fremont Pass 11400 14.1 11.6 122 13.8 11.7 118 Glen Cove 11460 4.8 3.9 123 10.5 9.4 112 Hayden Pass 10720 10.8 -M * 11.6 -M * Porphyry Creek 10760 12.3 11.8 104 11.2 11.6 97 Saint Elmo 10540 7.0 -M * 8.8 -M * South Colony 10800 11.1 14.6 76 14.3 16.1 89 Whiskey Ck 10220 -M 8.6 * -M 12.1 * ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 99 101 UPPER RIO GRANDE BASIN Beartown 11600 -M 18.3 * -M 19.5 * Cochetopa Pass 10020 4.2 3.0 140 6.9 5.6 123 Culebra #2 10500 -M 10.1 * -M 9.9 * Cumbres Trestle 10040 15.2 21.1 72 15.1 20.6 73 Grayback 11620 8.2 16.5 50 9.5 15.5 61 Hayden Pass 10720 10.8 -M * 11.6 -M * Lily Pond 11000 7.3 11.2 65 8.1 15.7 52 Medano Pass 9649 6.5 5.4 120 6.7 9.4 71 Middle Creek 11250 11.2 14.7 76 11.2 18.2 62 Moon Pass 11140 5.7 -M * 6.9 -M * Sargents Mesa 11530 9.5 -M * 11.1 -M * Trinchera 10860 7.2 7.7 94 7.4 8.7 85 Upper Rio Grande 9400 5.4 5.5 98 6.5 8.3 78 Ute Creek 10650 7.6 11.1 68 9.8 14.1 70 Wager Gulch 11100 9.1 -M * 11.4 -M * Wolf Creek Summit 11000 14.5 24.0 60 15.2 25.9 59 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 73 68 SAN MIGUEL, DOLORES, ANIMAS AND SAN JUAN RIVER BASINS Black Mesa 11580 14.2 -M * 15.7 -M * Cascade 8880 4.2 11.5 37 11.3 16.1 70 Columbus Basin 10785 13.9 19.1 73 15.4 22.6 68 El Diente Peak 10000 5.0 11.0 45 12.6 15.2 83 Lizard Head Pass 10200 11.0 11.8 93 10.5 12.7 83 Lone Cone 9600 10.0 14.2 70 10.0 15.5 65 Mancos 10000 8.1 13.2 61 9.6 14.0 69 Mineral Creek 10040 -M 11.5 * -M 13.7 * Molas Lake 10500 -M 14.6 * -M 15.9 * Red Mountain Pass 11200 15.1 17.0 89 18.5 20.1 92 Scotch Creek 9100 -M 9.8 * -M 13.8 * Sharkstooth 10720 10.6 17.0 62 13.3 -M * Spud Mountain 10660 -M 19.7 * -M 23.5 * Stump Lakes 11200 9.7 13.9 70 11.3 15.8 72 Upper San Juan 10200 -M 25.7 * -M 27.4 * Vallecito 10880 9.8 13.4 73 10.3 14.8 70 Weminuche Creek 10740 12.6 -M * 15.1 -M * Wolf Creek Summit 11000 14.5 24.0 60 15.2 25.9 59 ----- ----- Basin Index (%) 67 72