Klamath Nat. Forest snow surveys reveal â??extremely lowâ?쳌 numbers

Feb 14, 2014 3:17 PM

Forest Service personnel have published the results of their February 1 snow surveys on the Salmon Scott Ranger District in the Klamath National Forest, and the results are not encouraging.

The surveys reveal snow depth and water content numbers are extremely low, with the snow depth at only 1.4% of normal and water content at 2.8% of normal compared to historical values.

The Forest Service did note the measurements were taken before last weekend’s storm, but also stated the warm temperatures have kept the snow level over 7,000 feet. Most locations usually reach their annual snow accumulation maximum by late March to early April, according to the Forest Service.

Snow surveys in the Klamath National Forest are conducted February through May.

For those interested in learning more, visit the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) website at http://cdec.water.ca.gov/snow. Monthly snow survey results for the Salmon Scott Ranger District will be posted on the Forest website at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/news/klamath/news-events.


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