Sierra Snowpack Rocks With 200% Of Average Water Content Measured

From Patch The result of 30 atmospheric rivers slamming California this winter measured up to the hype, with what might have been the last survey of the season in the Sierra Nevada mountains Tuesday coming in at 200 percent of average in snow water content. Even as state Department of Water Resources engineers sampled the snowpack, the snow-and-rain mix hit the South Lake Tahoe region 12 miles from where the manual survey took place. DWR recorded 106.5 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent of 51 inches. “It is abnormal. Usually our April survey is nice and sunny,” DWR spokesman Chris Orrock told Patch. The team was pummeled with sleet to the point “we could barely see” during Tuesday’s survey (more)

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Photo portrait of Yiguo Liang, CVFPB Operations Branch ChiefMeet Yiguo Liang, our new Operations Branch Chief. Yiguo comes to us from DWR’s Division of Flood Management where he worked as the Chief of the Hydrology and Hydraulic Section leading the technical evaluations in support of the 2017 CVFPP Update. Prior to that, also at the Division of Flood Management, Yiguo led the Central Valley Floodplain Evaluation and Delineations Program. Yiguo has over 17 years of experience working in the water resource industry and spent years working for the China Meteorological Administration in Beijing, China. Welcome, Yiguo!