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In The News – Tahoe’s snowpack: ‘disappointing,’ but not a concern

February 10, 2024 | Member Submitted

Originally Published in The Tahoe Daily Tribune on 2/09/24, Written by Katelyn Welsh

MT. ROSE, Nev. – Experts say it’s a disappointing start to the year for Tahoe’s snowpack, but not a concern given last year’s heavy winter. Plus, there’s still time for mother nature to boost the numbers. 

Thursday’s snowpack reading at Mount Rose’s SNOTEL site revealed a 67 inch deep snowpack. If you melted that snow, Hydrologist Jeff Anderson with the Natural Resources Conservation Service says it would produce about 16.3 inches of water. This is about 60% of a normal snowpack. About 9% of that accumulated since Feb. 1.


PHOTO CREDIT: Jeff Anderson weighs the snow filled poll to calculate the water content of the snowpack at the Mount Rose SNOTEL site on Feb. 8.  CREDIT: Katelyn Welsh / Tahoe Daily Tribune

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