Local snowpack far above historic averages

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

Recent snow survey results show snow pack well above historic averages, according to the Shasta-McCloud Management Unit of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest.

The surveys were conducted Between March 25 and April 4. Snowpack for the Mt. Shasta area is 141% of normal with water content at 126% of normal.

The McCloud area snowpack also revealed favorable results at 171% of normal with water content at 161% of normal, according to a press release.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Gray Rocks course was not sampled this month. Water content data for the Deadfall Lakes course was also not captured.

The Deadfall Lakes course is surveyed for the Trinity River watershed. The Parks and Sweetwater courses are surveyed for the Shasta River watershed. Due to access issues, PG&E measures the Stouts Meadow course.

For more information and historical data, please visit the Department of Water Resources at www.cdec.water.ca.gov/snow/