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Snow Course Measurements for May 2014

May measurements received as of Friday, April 18, 06:01 PM

Snow depth and water content are in inches. April 1 averages are based on measurements made during years 1951-2000. Courses are grouped by river basins, listed in north-south and high-low elevation order. Contact Dave Rizzardo for more information.


Num         Name                 Elev.  Date     Depth  Water   Density  April 1 Average
                                                       Content
                              Scott River Basin
  5 Middle Boulder 1          6,600		Scheduled for measurement by Salmon/Scott River Ranger District
311 Middle Boulder 3          6,200		Scheduled for measurement by Salmon/Scott River Ranger District
298 Dynamite Meadow           5,700		Scheduled for measurement by Salmon/Scott River Ranger District
285 Swampy John               5,500		Scheduled for measurement by Salmon/Scott River Ranger District
                              Trinity River Basin
  9 Deadfall Lakes            7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Mount Shasta Ranger District
 10 Red Rock Mountain         6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
 11 Bear Basin                6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
 12 Shimmy Lake               6,400		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
 16 Highland Lakes            6,030		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
 17 Big Flat (Course)         5,100		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
                              Sacramento River Basin
 18 Mount Shasta              7,900		Scheduled for measurement by Mount Shasta Ranger District
 19 Sand Flat (Course)        6,800		Scheduled for measurement by Mount Shasta Ranger District
 22 Slate Creek               5,700		Scheduled for measurement by Weaverville Ranger District
                              Mc Cloud River Basin
 23 Brewer Creek              6,250		Scheduled for measurement by McCloud Ranger District
 25 Stouts Meadow             5,400		Scheduled for measurement by McCloud Ranger District
                              Pit River Basin
 33 Thousand Lakes            6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Hat Creek Ranger District
 35 Adin Mountain             6,200		Scheduled for measurement by Big Valley Ranger District
343 New Manzanita Lake        5,900		Scheduled for measurement by Lassen Volcanic National Park
                              Feather River Basin
 47 Lower Lassen Peak         8,250		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
361 Kettle Rock               7,300		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
 48 Mount Dyer 1              7,100		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
359 Grizzly Ridge             6,900		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
279 Eureka Bowl               6,800		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
388 Pilot Peak (DWR)          6,800		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
 75 Church Meadows            6,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
280 Rowland Creek             6,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
360 Mount Hough               6,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
 53 Three Lakes               6,250		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 51 Harkness Flat             6,200		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 52 Eureka Lake               6,200		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
290 Mount Dyer 2              6,050		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 54 Mill Creek Flat           5,900		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
353 Frenchman Cove            5,800		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
355 Abbey                     5,650		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
354 Antelope Ridge            5,650		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources, Beckwourth
 55 Mount Stover              5,600		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 49 Letterbox                 5,600		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 58 Feather River Meadow      5,400		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 56 Browns Camp               5,400		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
 59 Warner Creek              5,100		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
434 Humbug Summit 2           4,850		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Rogers Flat
                              Yuba River Basin
 65 Castle Creek 5            7,400		Scheduled for measurement by Central Sierra Snow Lab
 66 Meadow Lake               7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
 67 Red Mountain              7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
 68 English Mountain          7,100		Scheduled for measurement by Nevada Irrigation District
 69 Donner Summit             6,900		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
 74 Yuba Pass                 6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Yuba River Ranger District
 76 Furnace Flat              6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
 78 Findley Peak              6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Nevada Irrigation District
 77 Lake Fordyce              6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
389 Robinson Cow Camp Snow    6,480		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
390 Sunnyside Meadow          6,300		Scheduled for measurement by Yuba County Water Agency
 80 Cisco                     5,900		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
372 Chapman Creek             5,850		Scheduled for measurement by Yuba River Ranger District
 83 Bowman Lake               5,650		Scheduled for measurement by Nevada Irrigation District
391 Lexington                 5,600		Scheduled for measurement by South Feather Water and Power Agency
277 Gibsonville               5,400		Scheduled for measurement by South Feather Water and Power Agency
 85 Lake Spaulding            5,200		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auburn
                              American River Basin
106 Upper Carson Pass         8,500		Scheduled for measurement by El Dorado Irrigation District
331 Lower Carson Pass         8,400		Scheduled for measurement by El Dorado Irrigation District
107 Caples Lake               8,000		Scheduled for measurement by El Dorado Irrigation District
365 Alpha                     7,600		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources/Snow Surveys
338 Lost Corner Mountain      7,500		Scheduled for measurement by Sacramento Municipal Utility District
108 Echo Summit               7,450		Scheduled for measurement by Placerville Ranger District
110 Lake Audrain              7,300		Scheduled for measurement by Placerville Ranger District
109 Silver Lake               7,100		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
316 Wrights Lake              6,900		Scheduled for measurement by Sacramento Municipal Utility District
113 PHillips                  6,800		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources/Snow Surveys
320 Lyons Creek               6,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources/Snow Surveys
115 Huysink                   6,600		Scheduled for measurement by Tahoe National Forest Headquarters
289 Tamarack Flat             6,550		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources/Snow Surveys
114 Wabena Meadows            6,300		Scheduled for measurement by Placer County Water Agency
369 Miranda Cabin             6,200		Scheduled for measurement by Placer County Water Agency
120 Onion Creek               6,100		Scheduled for measurement by Central Sierra Snow Lab
371 Diamond Crossing          6,050		Scheduled for measurement by Placer County Water Agency
122 Talbot Camp               5,750		Scheduled for measurement by Placer County Water Agency
322 Robbs Valley              5,600		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Ranger District
127 Ice House                 5,300		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Ranger District
                              Mokelumne River Basin
323 Highland Meadow           8,700		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
364 Tragedy Creek             8,150		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
129 Blue Lakes                8,000		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
131 Wheeler Lake              7,800		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
132 Pacific Valley            7,500		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
363 Podesta                   7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
133 Corral Flat               7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
134 Bear Valley Ridge 1       6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
435 Lumberyard 2              6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
136 Hams Station              5,500		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
137 Antelope Springs          4,350		Scheduled for measurement by Amador Ranger District
                              Stanislaus River Basin
345 Deadman Creek             9,250		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
344 Clark Fork Meadow         8,900		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
427 Gianelli Meadow           8,400		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
138 Lower Relief Valley       8,100		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
139 Soda Creek Flat           7,800		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
384 Stanislaus Meadow         7,750		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
140 Eagle Meadow              7,500		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
142 Herring Creek             7,300		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
143 Relief Dam                7,250		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
416 Bloods Creek              7,200		Scheduled for measurement by Calaveras Ranger District
373 Hells Kitchen             6,550		Scheduled for measurement by Calaveras Ranger District
386 Black Springs             6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Calaveras Ranger District
145 Niagara Flat              6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
                              Tuolumne River Basin
157 Dana Meadows              9,800		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
159 Bond Pass                 9,300		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
368 New Grace Meadow          8,900		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
161 Tuolumne Meadows          8,600		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
162 Horse Meadow              8,400		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
163 Wilma Lake                8,000		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
165 Sachse Springs            7,900		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
164 Spotted Fawn              7,800		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
166 Huckleberry Lake          7,800		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
167 Paradise Meadow           7,650		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
348 Kerrick Corral            7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
169 Vernon Lake               6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
168 Upper Kibbie Ridge        6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
173 Lower Kibbie              6,700		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
171 Beehive Meadow            6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
172 Bell Meadow               6,500		Scheduled for measurement by Summit Ranger District
                              Merced River Basin
176 Snow Flat                 8,700		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
177 Ostrander Lake            8,200		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
178 Tenaya Lake               8,150		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
180 Peregoy Meadows           7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
179 Gin Flat (Course)         7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Yosemite National Park
                              San Joaquin River Basin
183 Piute Pass               11,300		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
276 Pioneer Basin            10,400		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
185 Heart Lake               10,100		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
187 Rose Marie               10,000		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
191 Dutch Lake                9,100		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
190 Kaiser Pass               9,100		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
193 Cora Lakes                8,400		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
196 Chilkoot Lake             7,450		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
197 Chilkoot Meadow           7,150		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
199 Huntington Lake           7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Southern California Edison Company, Big Creek
200 Clover Meadow             7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
201 Jackass Meadow            6,950		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
204 Poison Meadow             6,800		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
202 Chiquito Creek            6,800		Scheduled for measurement by Bass Lake Ranger District
                              Kings River Basin
223 Blackcap Basin           10,300		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
396 Rattlesnake Creek Ba      9,900		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
225 Beard Meadow              9,800		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
224 Upper Burnt Corral        9,700		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
229 Round Corral              9,000		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
227 Woodchuck Meadow          8,800		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
232 Long Meadow (Kings R)     8,500		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
426 Courtright                8,350		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
234 Post Corral Meadow        8,200		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
308 Dodsons Meadow            8,050		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
438 Ridge Trail               7,500		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
239 Fred Meadow               6,950		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Auberry
                              Kaweah River Basin
292 Farewell Gap              9,500		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
243 Panther Meadow            8,600		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
244 Hockett Meadows           8,500		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
245 Mineral King              8,000		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
246 Giant Forest              6,400		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
                              Tule River Basin
247 Quaking Aspen             7,000		Scheduled for measurement by Western Divide Ranger District
248 Old Enterprise Mill       6,600		Scheduled for measurement by CAL FIRE
                              Kern River Basin
250 Bighorn Plateau          11,350		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
251 Cottonwood Pass          11,050		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
252 Siberian Pass            10,900		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
253 Crabtree Meadow          10,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
275 Sandy Meadows            10,650		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
255 Tyndall Creek            10,650		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
254 Guyot Flat               10,650		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
257 Big Whitney Meadow        9,750		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
256 Rock Creek                9,600		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
258 Round Meadow              9,000		Scheduled for measurement by Kern River Ranger District
259 Ramshaw Meadows           8,700		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
260 Little Whitney Meadow     8,500		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
264 Quinn Ranger Station      8,350		Scheduled for measurement by Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks
249 Dead Horse Meadow         7,300		Scheduled for measurement by Western Divide Ranger District
                              Susan River Basin
 45 Silver Lake Meadows       6,450		Scheduled for measurement by Eagle Lake Ranger District
 46 Norvell Flat              5,700		Scheduled for measurement by Eagle Lake Ranger District
                              Walker River Basin
377 Virginia Lakes Ridge      9,300		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
152 Sonora Pass               8,750		Scheduled for measurement by Pacific Gas and Electric Company, Angels Camp
                              Owens River Basin
212 East Piute Pass          10,800		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources
221 Cottonwood Lakes 1       10,150		Scheduled for measurement by City of Los Angeles; Dept of Water and Power
205 Mammoth Pass (Ladwp)      9,300		Scheduled for measurement by City of Los Angeles; Dept of Water and Power
214 North Lake                9,300		Scheduled for measurement by CA Dept of Water Resources

Summary of Snow Surveys

RegionNo. BasinsNo. CoursesAvg WC% Average
April 1
% Average
May 1
North Coast
Sacramento
San Joaquin Valley
Tulare Lake
North Lahontan
South Lahontan
Statewide Average (weighted) 0% 0%

THIS SUMMARY MAY NOT MATCH THAT PUBLISHED IN BULLETIN 120 DUE TO CHANGES IN AVERAGES AND COURSE SELECTION. USE ONLY FOR COMPARISONS BETWEEN YEARS

Data are preliminary and subject to revision. This document is updated hourly during the data-collection period.


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