First Tahoe Snow Survey Full Of Brown Grass | Current Snowpack Is Only 21% Of Average

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According to the Department of Water Resources, the first snow survey of 2018 was full of brown grass and a few patches of snow. Near Lake Tahoe, a measurement was taken that yielded an average snow depth of 1.3 inches, which is only 4% of average.

Measuring the Tahoe snowpack. Image: DWR

Sadly, the average snowpack in California is only 21% of average for this time of year. There’s hope though, as January, February, & March are often big producers when it comes to snowfall. A change in weather pattern could really turn things around for California.


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