Fourth Phillips Station Snow Survey of 2019
DWR will conduct the fourth snow survey media availability of the season. Join DWR staff via Facebook Live as they measure water content in the snowpack. The April survey typically takes place when the snowpack is at its deepest and water content, a key indicator for water supply, is at its highest for the season.
The Phillips Station snow course is one of more than 260 snow courses across the Sierra Nevada that DWR manually or electronically measures each winter and early spring. Data collected from the monthly snow surveys help determine the amount of water that will melt and run off to state reservoirs during warmer months. The information is critical to the water managers who allocate California’s natural water resources to regions downstream.