Echo Summit Snowpack Almost Doubled
Dawn Hodson, April 04, 2012
A snow survey on Monday showed that while snow levels remain below average, the recent storms have almost doubled the amount of snow recorded last month from 17.7 to 31 inches. In addition the water content of the snow has almost tripled from last month's 3.9 percent to this month's 11 percent.
Conducted at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey, sampled the snow depth and water content at six different locations. Gehrke said that the water content is still only ...