Watch official conduct post-storm snow survey – and get much better results
“What a difference a week makes,” said Frank Gehrke, chief of the snow survey program at the California Department of Water Resources, after completing the 30-minute manual measurement at Phillips. “That is a huge boost to what we had been seeing.
Here's a look at Vernal Fall and Nevada Fall from early June 2018 as the snow in the Sierra melts rapidly, transforming into these powerful displays. These waterfalls will slow to a trickle later in the summer when the snowpack melts away.
The Placer County Sheriff's Office posted a video Wednesday showing the rushing waters of the Truckee River ahead of a flood warning for residents of Placer County this Friday and Saturday. The river is already at near-flood levels.