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April 1 Snow Survey Results

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avatar April 1 Snow Survey Results
April 08, 2017 10:23AM
Park Staff have completed the April 1 snow surveys. The water content of the snowpack in the Tuolumne drainage is 177% of average; in the Merced drainage it is 168% of average. The snow pack is heavily weighted toward the higher elevations. Below 7,500' the snow is deep but not exceptional; 143% of average across the park. Above 8,500' the water content of the snowpack is the highest on record. The snow on the high elevation courses is 10-14 feet deep and contains 5-7 feet of water.
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April 08, 2017 10:53AM
Re: April 1 Snow Survey Results
April 09, 2017 09:45AM
Wow that photo of Tenaya Lake is gorgeous.

We got a supplement to the snow pack with the recent storm. Mammoth Mountain got more snow in two days than the entire month of March. (42" versus 30"winking smiley

Here, north of Bishop, we recorded 2.4" of rain in 30 hours.
avatar Re: April 1 Snow Survey Results
April 09, 2017 10:39AM
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Here, north of Bishop, we recorded 2.4" of rain in 30 hours.

The rain was light when I left Bishop on Friday morning. Must have picked up behind me.
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