Discussion related to Sierra Nevada current and forecast conditions, as well as general precautions and safety information. Trail conditions, fire/smoke reports, mosquito reports, weather and snow conditions, stream crossing information, and more.
This just means people who don't know how weather works will want to go out early because the tree in their front yard is blooming. Generally a bad idea early season unless you pay attention to the weather were you plan to visit Sierra.
It's been snowing off and on in Bishop and Mammoth every other day. soooo.. Watch the weather.
I work for an agricultural water district, and we deal with the effects of this everyday. Not a good situation.Its not over til the fat lady sings, but she doesn't have too many weeks left, or it will be another miserable water year.
Here in the Tahoe basin there is virtually no snow on the ground. The lake is 0.2' below the rim of 6,223. If we don't get any more snow to help raise the lake level it will be a very dangerous/hazardous boating season this year. There will be a lot more beach however.
The one comforting thing about that graph is that is shows that the lake level is subject to a cyclical change. So even though we are "hurting" now, 2017/2018 should be the Winter to fill the lake back up.