Sunday, March 31, 2013

Easy Come, Easy Go

Surely you remember it.  That unbelievable low altitude snowpack we had this winter.  I do.  This is what the Avenues foothills looked like on January 11.

Here's the view up City Creek Canyon from the Avenues foothills today.

City Creek Canyon is one of several that provides water for the Salt Lake Valley.  Things are looking grim for runoff this year.  There is a SNOTEL station at 8200 feet in City Creek on the slopes of Lookout Peak, the snowy mountain on the horizon in the photo above.  With a snowpack SWE of 18.8 inches, it presently sits at only 73% of average for today.


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