Early January 2008 Storms and Sierra Snowpack

Posted January 15, 2008 by Malina



The question on every rafter’s mind right now is how the recent storms will impact the 2008 California rafting season. Our informants living in Tahoe tell us they are snowed in, skiing fresh powder, huddled by their heaters, and watching the snow pile up. Is this great news or what?

Well, yes and no. Frustrating though it may be, the reality is it’s just too soon to predict anything. What we do know is the storms were massive and even record-breaking in some regions. They were so big they took the Sierra snowpack from downright dismal to average for this time of year almost overnight, which is great news. We also know much of the snow had really good water content, which is also good news for rafters. However, the storm season isn’t over, and we don’t know what will happen in the next few months.

Until we can tell you more, enjoy the ski season (you’ll probably see some of us on the slopes if you head up to Tahoe!), and keep hoping for more winter storms!


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