Water Year 18 (WY18) Rain-on-Snow Event

The Balance Truckee office likes to remind Berkeley and Santa Cruz staff that monitoring in the Sierra’s isn’t as glamorous as it’s made out to be. Balance Truckee staff monitored this major rain-on-snow event on March 22, 2018 by measuring flow in these less than warm conditions. The drone image captures creek flooding at the Truckee River Watershed Council’s McIver Dairy Meadow restoration site, located within the Town of Truckee, one day after the major rain-on-snow event. Runoff from rain-on-snow events can trigger mass-wasting of hill slopes, damaging river banks, and cause downstream flooding.

2018-03-30T23:42:32+00:00