April 1 Snow Survey Results


The Kern River Basin is doing excellent for the April 1 snow survey. With all stations reporting their results, the Kern River is at 197% of normal! It is a great thing to have so much snow and with so much water content! However, what does this mean for the adventure wanting to travel into the wilderness?

All the snow will impact how soon one can get into the wilderness this season. Assuming the normal average trend it temperature for the rest of spring, one could expect road potentially being closed longer, snow remaining on the ground in higher elevations until July, creeks flowing with water longer and more abundantly. You may want to have a “plan B” for excursions out there this season as a result.

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1 Response to April 1 Snow Survey Results

  1. Tony says:

    Something tells me I won’t be able to drive to Horseshoe Meadows to take advantage of my wilderness permit on May 18th. My Plan B will likely be via Troy Meadows or thereabouts, or KM. Oh well, there’s always late June for my second trip….

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