Sierra Wave Media

Eastern Sierra News for June 16, 2024





The most recent DWP snow survey results have been posted. With this latest round of storms the DWP results confirm that many places in the Southern Sierra are already above normal for the year.

Mammoth Pass still has a way to go in order to top 100% for the year. The snow sensor report from Mammoth Pass shows 38.9 of water which is 109% of normal to date. While many other Sierra Snow sensors report water totals higher than what is normal for the entire season, Mammoth Pass checks in at 89% of normal for the season total as of February 26.

South Lake, above Bishop, checks in at 125% of normal for the season, and 145% of the season normal to date. Other Southern Sierra sites show above normal totals for both the year and season to date. Sensor reports from Cottonwood Lakes, in the Sierra above Lone Pine, show the snowpack at 131% of normal for the year and 157% of normal to date.

There is still the possibility of more winter yet to come. Despite the current spring-like weather, the official last day of winter is March 19.

At Mammoth Mountain, this recent round of storms may have brought enough snow to last into spring. Laura Johnson with the ski area reports that the recent snowfall set the ski area up with a very good 11-14 foot base. She says we'll be open through Memorial Day and will wait to see what the weather brings to answer if we will be open longer.