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Wyoming Basin Outlook Report Summary
as of March 1, 2012

	WYOMING Water Supply Outlook Report as of March 1, 2012

The snow water equivalent (SWE) across Wyoming is above average for 
March 1st at 107%.  Monthly precipitation for the basins varied from 
68-210% of average.  Year-to-date precipitation for Wyoming basins 
varies from 79-144% of average.  Forecasted runoff varies from 52-
123% of average across the Wyoming basins for an overall average of 
93%.  Basin reservoir levels for Wyoming vary from 74-246% of 
average for an overall average of 115%.


	SNOWPACK

Snow water equivalent (SWE), across Wyoming is slightly above 
average for this time of year at 107%.  SWE in the NW portion of 
Wyoming is now about 98% of average (93% of last year).  NE Wyoming 
SWE is currently about 127% of average (110% of last year).  The SE 
Wyoming SWE is currently about 87% of average (68% of last year).  
The SW Wyoming SWE is about 86% of average (75% of last year).


	PRECIPITATION

Last month's precipitation was above average across Wyoming.  The 
Belle Fourche & Cheyenne Basins had the highest precipitation for 
the month at 210% of average.  The Upper Bear River Basin had the 
lowest precipitation amount at 68% of average.  The following table 
displays the major river basins and their departure from average for 
this month.

                         Departure |                         
Departure
Basin                 from average | Basin                from 
average
--------------------  ------------ | -------------------  ----------
--
Snake River                   -02% | Upper North Platte River     
+35%
Yellowstone & Madison         +00% | Lower North Platte           
+59%
Wind River                    +27% | Little Snake River           
+33%
Bighorn                       +96% | Upper Green River            
+04%
Shoshone & Clarks Fork        +27% | Lower Green River            -
26%
Powder & Tongue River         +87% | Upper Bear River             -
32%
Belle Fourche & Cheyenne     +110% |



	STREAMS

Stream flow yield for April to September is expected to be about 
average across Wyoming.  Most probable yield for the entire State of 
Wyoming is forecast to be about 93% (varying from 57-137% of 
average).  The Snake River and Upper Yellowstone & Madison River 
Basins are expected to yield about 92% and 96% of average, 
respectively; 87-112% of average for the various forecast points in 
the basins. Yields from the Wind and Bighorn River Basins are 
expected to be about 88% and 102% of average, respectively; varying 
from 88-113% of average in the basins. Yields from the Shoshone and 
Clarks Fork River Basins of Wyoming are expected to yield about 104% 
and 103% of average, respectively; varying from 103-109% of average. 
Yields from the Tongue & Powder River Basins are expected to be 
about 124% and 129% of average, respectively; varying from 117-133% 
of average. Yields for the Belle Fourche & Cheyenne River Basins are 
expected to be about 131% and 117% of average, respectively.  Yields 
for the Upper and Lower North Platte River of Wyoming are expected 
to be about 67% and 89% of average, respectively; varying from 65-
137% of average. Yields for the Little Snake, Green River, and 
Little Bear of Wyoming are expected to be 82%, 79%, and 71% of 
average respectively; yield estimates vary from 57-96% of average..


	RESERVOIRS

Reservoir storage varies widely across the state however reservoir 
storage is at 116% of average for the entire state.  Reservoirs on 
the North Platte River are above average at 125%.  Reservoirs in the 
northeast are above average in storage at 120%.  Reservoirs in the 
Wind River Basin are above average at 106%.  Reservoirs on the Big 
Horn are above average at 105%.  The Buffalo Bill Reservoir on the 
Shoshone is above average at 108%.  Reservoirs on the Green River 
are above average at 111%.  See the following table for further 
information about reservoir storage.
Major Reservoirs in Wyoming
Feb 1, 2012

BASIN AREA   CURRENT AS  LAST YR AS  AVERAGE AS  CURRENT AS  CURRENT 
AS
RESERVOIR    % CAPACITY  % CAPACITY  % CAPACITY   % AVERAGE   % LAST 
YR
WYOMING AND SURROUNDING STATES                                         
ALCOVA               85          85          84         101          
00
ANGOSTURA            80          89          83          97          
90
BELLE FOURCHE        73          88          63         116          
83
BIG SANDY            61          48          50         123         
126
BIGHORN LAKE         63          63          61         103         
100
BOYSEN              102          94          96         106         
109
BUFFALO BILL         68          68          63         109         
101
BULL LAKE            62          46          56         110         
133
DEERFIELD            98          97          87         113         
101
ENNIS LAKE           72          68          77          94         
106
FLAMING GORGE        88          83          78         113         
106
FONTENELLE           36          46          45          80          
80
GLENDO               81          84          75         107          
96
Grassy Lake          81          87          79         103          
93
GUERNSEY             34          47          31         108          
72
HEBGEN LAKE          78          77          70         111         
101
Jackson Lake         76          78          58         130          
97
KEYHOLE              88          58          55         161         
150
PACTOLA              95          96          84         113          
99
Palisades            87          63          74         118         
140
PATHFINDER           79          83          70         112          
95
PILOT BUTTE          79          79          63         126         
101
SEMINOE              83          78          52         160         
107
SHADEHILL            45          65          61          74          
69
TONGUE RIVER         77          68          31         246         
112
VIVA NAUGHTON RES    67          71          69          98          
96
WHEATLAND #2         76          57          48         157         
132
WOODRUFF NARROWS     86          79          48         178         
109
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---
TOTAL 28 RESERVOIRS  80          75          69         115         
106
Raw KAF Total Current=10606 Last Year=10017 Average=9189 
Capacity=13288



	SNOW COURSES

B A S I N   S U M M A R Y  O F
SNOTEL and S N O W    C O U R S E    D A T A
MARCH  2012

SNOW COURSE        ELEVATION    DATE    SNOW   WATER     LAST  
AVERAGE 
                                       DEPTH  CONTENT    YEAR     
71-00
--------------------------------------------------------------------
---
WYOMING Snow Course and SNOTEL Stations
ALBANY                 9400    3/01/12    46     11.7     13.5     
11.8
ASTER CREEK            7750    2/29/12    86     25.1     25.4     
25.2
BALD MOUNTAIN SNOTEL   9380    3/01/12    75     18.4     19.3     
16.0
BASE CAMP              7030    2/28/12    71     20.1     19.0     
17.5
BASE CAMP SNOTEL       7030    3/01/12   ---     18.3     16.4     
16.0
BATTLE MTN. SNOTEL     7440    3/01/12    37     10.7      7.7      
9.7
BEARLODGE DIVIDE       4680    2/24/12     8      1.3      5.7      
1.8
BEARTOOTH LK. SNOTEL   9280    3/01/12    79     20.9     20.7     
19.7
BEAR TRAP SNOTEL       8200    3/01/12    45      7.9      6.3      
4.3
BIG GOOSE SNOTEL       7760    3/01/12    42      9.2      6.0      
7.7
BIG PARK               8620    2/28/12    48     13.2     19.6     
16.2
BIG SANDY SNOTEL       9080    3/01/12    55     12.0     12.4     
12.1
BLACKWATER SNOTEL      9780    3/01/12    74     21.5     20.8     
20.4
BLIND BULL SNOTEL      8900    3/01/12    72     19.9     23.4     
23.1
BLUE RIDGE             9620    2/28/12    39      8.6      9.5      
9.8
BONE SPGS. SNOTEL      9350    3/01/12    68     18.0     15.7     
13.2
BROOKLYN LK. SNOTEL   10220    3/01/12   ---     16.6     25.1     
19.0
BURGESS JCT. SNOTEL    7880    3/01/12    46     11.5      8.7      
9.0
BURROUGHS CRK SNOTEL   8750    3/01/12    53     12.9     12.1     
12.6
CANYON SNOTEL          8090    3/01/12    48     10.7     13.5     
11.3
CASPER MTN. SNOTEL     7850    3/01/12    58     17.6      9.3     
11.3
CASTLE CREEK SNOTEL    8400    3/01/12    34      7.1      5.4       
--
CASTLE CREEK           8400    2/27/12    26      5.3      4.1      
4.0
CCC CAMP               7000    2/27/12    37      9.9     13.2     
11.0
CHALK CK #1 SNOTEL     9100    3/01/12    64     14.0     26.0     
19.9
CHALK CK #2 SNOTEL     8200    3/01/12    52      9.8     17.2     
12.9
CINNABAR PARK SNOTEL   9690    3/01/12    62     15.3     20.9     
15.9
CLOUD PEAK SNOTEL      9850    3/01/12    62     15.2     12.7     
10.0
COLE CANYON SNOTEL     5910    3/01/12    31      6.6      6.9      
5.7
COLD SPRINGS SNOTEL    9630    3/01/12    37      7.5      7.0      
7.2
COTTONWOOD CR SNOTEL   7700    3/01/12   ---     17.3     21.5     
18.5
CROW CREEK SNOTEL      8830    3/01/12    29      7.8      9.3      
7.3
DARBY CANYON           8250    2/27/12    58     16.3     19.4     
20.3
DEEP LAKE             10500    3/01/12    91     27.5       --       
--
DEER PARK SNOTEL       9700    3/01/12    53     10.6     16.1     
14.4
DIVIDE PEAK SNOTEL     8860    3/01/12   ---     13.3     18.5     
15.6
DOME LAKE SNOTEL       8880    3/01/12    57     13.2      9.9      
9.5
DU NOIR                8760    2/29/12    30      7.1      5.8      
6.8
EAST RIM DIV SNOTEL    7930    3/01/12    43     10.2     12.4     
11.0
ELBO RANCH             7100    2/29/12    40      9.4     11.7     
10.3
ELKHART PARK SNOTEL    9400    3/01/12   ---     11.6     10.6     
11.1
EVENING STAR SNOTEL    9200    3/01/12    87     24.4     25.6     
25.0
FOUR MILE MEADOWS      7860    2/28/12    40      9.4     12.9     
10.8
FOXPARK                9060    3/01/12    23      5.7      9.7      
6.3
GEYSER CREEK           8500    2/29/12    25      7.8      5.0      
6.0
GLADE CREEK            7040    3/01/12    80     22.4     21.4     
20.9
GRAND TARGHEE SNOTEL   9260    3/01/12   103     30.1     38.8       
--
GRANITE CRK SNOTEL     6770    3/01/12   ---     15.0     16.7     
16.1
GRANNIER MEADOWS       8860    2/28/12    40      9.6     11.3     
11.7
GRASSY LAKE            7270    3/01/12   104     30.4     29.5     
30.1
GRASSY LAKE SNOTEL     7270    3/01/12   103     27.6     29.7     
29.5
GRAVE SPRINGS SNOTEL   8550    3/01/12    41      8.2      6.6      
7.3
GROS VENTRE SNOTEL     8750    3/01/12    38      8.5     12.4     
11.5
GROVER PARK DIVIDE     7000    2/27/12    36      9.2      8.1     
10.0
HAIRPIN TURN           9480    3/01/12    52     14.1     17.9     
13.9
HANSEN S.M. SNOTEL     8360    3/01/12    33      5.9      5.3      
5.2
HAMS FORK SNOTEL       7840    3/01/12    41      9.5     14.0     
11.0
HASKINS CREEK          8980    3/01/12    74     19.4     31.0     
25.9
HOBACK GS              6640    2/24/12    39      9.4      7.4       
--
HOBBS PARK SNOTEL     10100    3/01/12    53     13.1     12.2     
11.9
HUCKLEBERRY DIVIDE     7300    2/29/12    70     19.5     18.7     
18.5
INDIAN CREEK SNOTEL    9430    3/01/12   ---     17.9     26.0     
22.3
JACKPINE CREEK         7350    2/27/12    72     18.3     19.2     
19.4
KELLEY R.S. SNOTEL     8180    3/01/12    47     11.7     17.3     
14.0
KENDALL R.S. SNOTEL    7740    3/01/12    54     13.5     10.8     
12.4
KIRWIN SNOTEL          9550    3/01/12    47     11.0      9.1      
9.1
LAKE CAMP              7780    3/01/12    37      7.6     11.7      
8.7
LA PRELE SNOTEL        8380    3/01/12    41      8.9     10.6      
8.9
LARSEN CREEK           9020    2/23/12    35      7.7      8.7     
11.0
LARSEN CREEK SNOTEL    9020    3/01/12    43     10.5     12.3       
--
LEWIS LAKE SNOTEL      7850    3/01/12    93     26.0     28.6     
29.7
LIBBY LODGE            8750    3/01/12    44     12.4     14.1      
9.6
LITTLE GOOSE SNOTEL    8870    3/01/12    44     10.4      6.8       
--
LITTLE WARM SNOTEL     9370    3/01/12    37      7.3      9.8      
9.5
LOOMIS PARK SNOTEL     8240    3/01/12   ---     12.9     16.1     
14.5
LUPINE CREEK           7380    2/28/12    24      5.8      7.2      
7.9
MALLO                  6420    3/01/12    42      7.9      9.0      
6.6
MARQUETTE SNOTEL       8760    3/01/12    31      8.4      1.8      
6.9
MEDICINE LODGE LAKES   9340    2/27/12    59     11.2     12.6      
9.2
MIDDLE FORK            7420    2/29/12    28      6.1      4.9      
4.8
MIDDLE POWDER SNOTEL   7760    3/01/12    47      9.9      7.6      
9.0
MORAN                  6750    3/01/12    49     13.2     11.2     
11.8
MOSS LAKE              9800    3/01/12    56     15.6     26.2     
19.9
NEW FORK SNOTEL        8340    3/01/12    39     10.4     10.3      
9.6
NORRIS BASIN           7500    2/29/12    36      7.6      9.3      
9.6
NORTH BARRETT CREEK    9400    2/27/12    58     14.4     26.8     
17.5
NORTH FRENCH SNOTEL   10130    3/01/12   ---     18.4     36.0     
22.7
NORTH TONGUE           8450    2/29/12    55     13.4     10.6     
10.3
OLD BATTLE SNOTEL      9920    3/01/12    84     20.8     34.4     
26.3
OLD FAITHFUL           7400    2/26/12    41      9.7     13.2     
12.9
ONION GULCH            8780    2/28/12    39      8.2      6.8      
6.7
OWL CREEK SNOTEL       8980    3/01/12    25      4.5      4.5      
4.1
PARKERS PEAK SNOTEL    9400    3/01/12    75     19.2     23.2     
18.2
PHILLIPS BNCH SNOTEL   8200    3/01/12    78     20.7     24.6     
23.9
POCKET CREEK           9350    2/23/12    37      9.2      8.7     
10.9
POCKET CREEK SNOTEL    9350    3/01/12    54      9.2      9.7       
--
POLE MOUNTAIN          8700    3/01/12    41     10.2     10.4      
6.8
POWDER RVR.PASS SNTL   9480    3/01/12    55     11.4     11.4      
8.7
PURGATORY GULCH        8970    2/28/12    41     10.4     13.2      
9.5
RANGER CREEK           8120    2/27/12    45      9.6      8.4      
7.3
RENO HILL SNOTEL       8500    3/01/12    58     15.0     12.0     
10.4
REUTER CANYON          6280    2/27/12    43      9.4     12.5      
8.4
ROWDY CREEK            8300    2/24/12    60     16.5     17.2     
18.5
RYAN PARK              8400    2/27/12    36      8.8     13.6      
9.7
SAGE CK BASIN SNTL     7850    3/01/12    55     13.5     17.1      
9.0
SALT RIVER SNOTEL      7600    3/01/12    44      9.9     14.2     
12.2
SAND LAKE SNOTEL      10050    3/01/12    85     21.9     33.5     
25.2
SANDSTONE RS SNOTEL    8150    3/01/12    43     10.3     12.2     
12.5
SAWMILL DIVIDE         9260    2/09/12    56     14.4     10.2     
10.2
SHELL CREEK SNOTEL     9580    3/01/12    73     16.3     13.5     
11.8
SHERIDAN R.S.          7750    2/27/12    20      3.4      4.3      
5.2
SNAKE RIVER STATION    6920    2/29/12    67     19.0     17.9     
18.3
SNAKE RV STA SNOTEL    6920    3/01/12    62     16.6     15.8     
16.6
SNIDER BASIN SNOTEL    8060    3/01/12    51     11.8     16.8     
12.4
SOLDIER PARK SNOTEL    8780    3/01/12    50     12.8      5.5       
--
SOLDIER PARK           8780    2/28/12    29      4.9      4.0      
4.4
SOUR DOUGH             8460    2/24/12    29      5.4      5.0      
5.4
SOUTH BRUSH SNOTEL     8440    3/01/12    35      7.7     15.2     
10.0
SOUTH PASS SNOTEL      9040    3/01/12    62     12.9     15.0     
14.0
SPRING CRK. SNOTEL     9000    3/01/12    80     20.5     28.3     
22.2
ST LAWRENCE ALT SNTL   8620    3/01/12    25      4.8      4.2      
5.9
SUCKER CREEK SNOTEL    8880    3/01/12    56     13.6     10.1      
9.1
SYLVAN LAKE SNOTEL     8420    3/01/12    62     15.7     19.5     
18.8
SYLVAN ROAD SNOTEL     7120    3/01/12    49     12.1     13.4     
11.4
T CROSS RANCH          7900    2/29/12    30      7.4      5.7      
6.8
TETON PASS W.S.        7740    3/02/12    70     21.4     23.6     
23.4
THUMB DIVIDE           7980    2/29/12    48     12.5     14.9     
15.8
THUMB DIVIDE SNOTEL    7980    3/01/12    60     13.4     16.5     
15.4
TIE CREEK SNOTEL       6870    3/01/12    29      6.9      5.6      
4.9
TIMBER CREEK SNOTEL    7950    3/01/12    23      4.6      3.1      
4.2
TOGWOTEE PASS SNOTEL   9580    3/01/12    73     18.8     23.2     
20.7
TOWNSEND CRK SNOTEL    8700    3/01/12    40      8.1      7.5      
6.9
TRIPLE PEAK  SNOTEL    8500    3/01/12    75     20.4     24.6     
20.9
TURPIN MEADOWS         6900    2/28/12    42      9.8     11.0      
9.4
TWO OCEAN SNOTEL       9240    3/01/12    97     28.4     26.6     
23.3
TYRELL RANGER STA.     8300    2/24/12    44      7.4      7.3      
6.2
WEBBER SPRING SNOTEL   9250    3/01/12    67     16.0     25.4     
21.3
WHISKEY PARK SNOTEL    8950    3/01/12    75     19.0     28.9     
23.8
WILLOW CREEK SNOTEL    8450    3/01/12    85     22.7     27.4     
25.4
WINDY PEAK SNOTEL      7900    3/01/12    29      6.8      8.8      
6.0
WOLVERINE SNOTEL       7650    3/01/12    37     11.9     12.4     
10.6
WOOD ROCK G.S.         8440    2/29/12    43      9.8      7.1      
7.8
YOUNTS PEAK SNOTEL     8350    3/01/12    55     14.8     13.7     
14.6



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