Snow Pack Good News For Water Users

By: Alana Adams
By: Alana Adams

Skiers are still flocking to the slopes, especially after the latest snowfall earlier this week.
But, they aren't the only ones interested in the area snowfall.
Today was the last snow pack survey of the year and it's results could mean the difference for your summer water supply.
A late storm front brought a cold spell to the valley and more snow to the Sierra.
This is good news for the water supply, but not enough to get out of a 5-year drought.
Snow pack surveys detail the depth and density of the snow throughout the western US at the beginning of each month, starting the first of the year.
Thursday morning was the last survey and the results at the Mt. Rose ski area show the snow pack above average.
The deep snow pack this year was better than expected with the late snowfall, but it would take at least two more seasons like this to start climbing out of a drought.
We're looking at probably a little bit of average runoff and in the Truckee, and a little better on the Tahoe Basin and much better on the Carson Walker River Basin. Definitely going to get an average to well above average here, first time in probably four or five years here.>
And with more years like this, adventure seekers will share the natural resource's good fortune with a little fun of their own.


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