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A photographic journey of snow melt across the Truckee River
Even while the recent heatwave is over and warming temperatures are ahead, the central Sierra snowpack remains at nearly 300% of normal, with much of the Truckee River watershed at 200%. The heatwave brought regional-wide record temperatures which accelerated melting of the snowpack, raising the river and enacting a flood watch. This also had officials warning the public to avoid swimming in the river as it is running cold and fast. With more snowpack melting soon, we wanted to take a chance to see what rising water across the Truckee River looks like, and see what those images can tell us about the river’s health, ecology and development.
- ABC 10 – Sacramento: California rushes to capture extra water as the Sierra hits record snow melting