Thursday, March 28, 2013

Snow survey shows California's snowpack at 52%

Today's measurements confirm what we can see with our own eyes in the Lake Tahoe area. This is another low snow year. The snow that remains is leftover from the early season storms in November and December.

The snowpack is less than last season at this time. Previous years that had less snowpack than today are 2007, 1994, 1990, 1988, 1977, and 1976.

The good news is that most of the primary reservoirs have been well managed, so storage levels are about normal.

Spring skiing is still going on at the area resorts. Northstar is scheduled to close April 14. Other resorts will likely have similar closing dates.

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