Helping Each Other

Today is the final day for a lot of the snow surveys in California. On April 1, 2013, the states average snow pack was at 42% of normal. The results for May 1, 2013, are still coming in, but currently the state is at 18% of normal! What could this mean for trips out into the wilderness? Should you be concerned about water supply from springs, creeks, or rivers?

Early on in the summer season and late spring, one could expect the water supply to be lower then normal, but still available in most, if not all, the areas previously known to have water. As we approach the mid summer through late fall, it is possible the smaller streams in the headwaters and tributaries to larger streams could dry up or flows significantly drop. One needs to plan their trip accordingly and with extra care.

After you finish a trip out into the wilderness, consider sharing your adventure or findings with others. You can help each other out by reporting your trip or trail information to our website, facebook page, and/or contacting the district offices. Letting other knows of trail conditions, what streams/springs are dry, could aide in helping plan trips and, in general, making others aware of what’s occurring in the wilderness.

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