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#9746 - 12/29/10 02:32 PM Snowpack Moves On Up
KevinR Offline

Registered: 11/03/09
Posts: 595
Loc: Manchester, NH
In today's Sierra Wave-

As you can imagine, the snowpack has shot up considerably over the last few weeks. The LADWP website shows current precipitation conditions as of December 21st. The snowpack graph shows the line going up, similar to the wettest year on record which was 1982-83. Of course there are a few more months to go. DWP's snow sensors show Mammoth Pass at 182% of normal to date. Rock Creek, 284%, Big Pine Creek, 244%, and Cottonwood Lakes in the south at 313% of normal to date.
Precipitation figures show Long Valley at 370% of normal to date, Bishop at 453%, Big Pine, 447%, and Independence at a whopping 549% of normal to date.

#9752 - 12/29/10 08:17 PM Re: Snowpack Moves On Up [Re: KevinR]
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7718
Loc: Fresno, CA
Check out the California Snow Water Content graphs from CaDEC. (Scroll to the bottom for the Whitney area.)

All the graphs show current water content is at or above the wettest 82-83 year. The southern section's level is currently above 82-83.

You can find that graph any time by clicking on the Mt Whitney Weather link (in Feature Topics on the left), and finding the link near the bottom.

Here's an attempt to include the image below:

#9799 - 01/02/11 11:27 PM Re: Snowpack Moves On Up [Re: Steve C]
Steve C Offline

Registered: 09/22/09
Posts: 7718
Loc: Fresno, CA
Look at the graphs above. They're heading upward even more!

#9800 - 01/03/11 06:03 AM Re: Snowpack Moves On Up [Re: Steve C]
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Registered: 01/07/10
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