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Water Conditions in Giant Sequoia National Monument

Postby joshuacourter » Fri May 01, 2015 4:46 pm

Yesterday I went up into the Sequoia National Forest / Giant Sequoia National Monument to check out water conditions from 7,000 to 8,400. I focused on creek crossings from Forest Service Roads and meadows adjacent to or accessible by road. Roads driven were FS 21S50, 20S79, 20S64, 20S64B, and 20S53. These roads are main access points to some popular Golden Trout Wilderness Trailheads as well as the Golden Trout Wilderness Pack Station. Here are the results.

Quick Summary:
Everything is dry with the exception of flows seen in Deep Meadow/Boulder Creek and Clicks Creek Meadow/Clicks Creek. If you plan on traveling or staying over night in this area, you'll need to bring water.

Detailed Summary:

Named Meadows:
Coffee Mill Meadow - Dry
Log Cabin Meadow - Dry
Clicks Creek Meadow - Stagnant water in pools. Flow is barely flowing and you have to look at the riffles or grass blades to notice slight water movement.
Loggy Meadow - Stagnant water in pools. No Flow.
Junction Meadow - Dry
Deep Meadow - Very low flow

Unnamed meadows or stringers seen from roads:
All dry

Streams:
Clicks Creek - Stagnant water in pools. Flow is barely flowing and you have to look at the riffles or grass blades to notice slight water movement.
Boulder Creek - Very low flow. Likely dry up in a month or so.
Fish Creek - Stagnant water in pools. No Flow.

Unnamed streams to Creek listed above
All dry.

Map source: http://data.fs.usda.gov/geodata/rastergateway/data/36118/fstopo/360711830_Camp_Nelson_FSTopo.pdf



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Re: Water Conditions in Giant Sequoia National Monument

Postby maverick » Fri May 01, 2015 5:48 pm

Thank you Joshua for those updates.
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