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)