Definition of snowpack
: a seasonal accumulation of slow-melting packed snow
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But this year’s wet winter created a record Sierra Nevada snowpack, and the melt has engorged the river with swift, frigid water.
But while some folks are rushing downhill, federal snowpack monitor Jeff Anderson is heading up to check on a data collection site nestled between runs.
The wet winter did increase the snowpack in higher elevations, where Californians are still hitting the slopes even as July approaches.
The record snowpack is just beginning to thaw and that means there is water everywhere.
The Sierra Nevada saw a record snowpack this past season after four years of drought.
The great melt off of the Sierra Nevada’s historic snowpack has begun, and that could spell trouble for communities in California and Nevada where reservoirs stand near capacity and rivers are swollen from one of the wettest winters on record.
This year, with a healthy snowpack and good carryover water levels from the previous spring melt, American Whitewater helped negotiate significant releases from McPhee — from the end of March to May 21 and another surprise burst last week.
Warm temperatures and accelerated snowpack melting in Idaho’s mountains caused officials to increase the amount of water let out of Lucky Peak.
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