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Mono Basin February 2015 snowpack

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 by Robbie, Restoration Field Technician

The Mono Basin monthly snowpack surveys are underway for 2015, with February’s data in and March data being collected now. As many people might expect it’s not looking great, but not all hope is lost.

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Mono Basin snowpack measurements over the last six years.

The Mono Basin snowpack is measured at five sites (Gem Pass, Gem Lake, Tioga Pass, Saddlebag Lake, and Ellery Lake), which are usually sampled in February, March, and April. The February 1st snow surveys found that the snowpack measured at those five locations amounted to 23% of average February snowpack (more…)

Tioga Pass scheduled to open Saturday

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 by Mono Lake Committee Staff

This post was written by Julia Runcie, 2011 Mono Lake Intern.

According to National Park Service representatives, Tioga Pass into Yosemite National Park will open this Saturday, June 18th, at 8:00am.

Due to an immense snowpack and a late, chilly spring, the road has remained closed far longer than normal, and thousands of visitors will be relieved to find their drive over the Sierra made shorter and the beautiful Tuolumne Meadows area open at last.

Please continue to check the latest road report from CalTrans, as conditions may change at any moment and we have no guarantee that the pass will actually open as planned.

For a look at the Tioga Pass opening and closing dates since 1933, check out this spreadsheet on the Mono Basin Clearinghouse.

Summer may finally be here!

Hydrology Update: Snowpack catches up to average

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by Greg, Information & Restoration Specialist

Some snow sensors in the Mono Basin are reporting above-average snowpack! Gem Pass snow water content is 108% of the March 10th average! This is 96% of the April 1st average–the typical date of peak snowpack in the Sierra. Most other snow measurements in the area are (more…)

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