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Measurements Show Sierra Nevada Snowpack Well Above Average

Several snowpack measurements around Lake Tahoe have confirmed that the winter of 2018-2019 had well above average snowfall. 

The Tahoe Daily Tribune reports that measurements at Phillips Station, next to Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort, found 106.5 inches of snow, about twice the average depth for the location. 

That news came one day after a manual snowpack measurement at Mt. Rose in Nevada, which indicated that last winter was the fourth largest in the Tahoe Basin since regular record keeping started in 1981. 

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The California Department of Water Resources says snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is about 62 percent above average.