TIME-LAPSE: Watch Folsom Lake, CA Go From Zero to Hero Over Past 3 Years

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Check out the striking difference in Folsom Lake in March over the past 3 years! (satellite imagery courtesy U.S. Geological Survey (USGS))

Posted by US National Weather Service Sacramento California on Saturday, April 2, 2016

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“Check out the striking difference in Folsom Lake in March over the past 3 years! (satellite imagery courtesy U.S. Geological Survey (USGS))” – NOAA, today

    El Nino has been good to California this winter:  

  • California’s current statewide snowpack is at 87% of average to date.  
  • Some ski resorts are reporting above average annual snowfall totals this year already.  
  • Shasta, Folsom, and Oroville reservoirs and above historical averages to date and Lake Tahoe is only 1″ below its natural rim and water experts are forecasting it to rise 16-18″ more this spring/early summer.
CA snowpack currently at 87% of average to date.  image:  nrcs, today
CA snowpack currently at 87% of average to date. image: nrcs, today

CALIFORNIA SKI RESORT SNOWFALL TOTALS:

  • Sugar Bowl = 557″
  • Boreal = 506″
  • Squaw Valley = 462″
  • Sierra at Tahoe = 456″
  • Northstar = 444″
  • Kirkwood = 435″
  • Mammoth = 342″

Major California reservoir levels.  image:  nrcs, yesterday
Major California reservoir levels. image: nrcs, yesterday

Photo of Northern California and more on April 1st, 2016.  image:  nasa
Photo of Northern California and more on April 1st, 2016. image: nasa

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Snowpack percentages North vs Central vs South.  image:  NOAA, yesterday

 


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