Monday April 11, 2022


Record low snowpack levels continue to plaque the state of California as dry and unseasonably warm temperatures continue to persist.

According to measurements taken by the U.S. Forest Service for the April survey, in the Klamath National Forest, the snowpack is at 16% of the historic average snow height (snow depth) and at 18% of the historic Snow Water Equivalent (“SWE”, measure of water content) across all survey points. 

Weather continued to be relatively dry through March and although several small storms did pop up across the area during the month, unseasonably warm temperatures kept the local snowpack below normal level.

According to the U.S. Forest Service, “April 1st is an important date for surveying snow because early April is historically when the snowpack is at its maximum; hence this date has the greatest weight when the state forecasts annual water availability.”

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