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