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Friday, February 03, 2012

Rising Snow Levels

Freezing levels in the Cascades are predicted to go up to 7-8,000 feet this coming weekend.  If these levels are sustained for a time, we can expect increasing snow-melt into the groundwater near the spring sources, thereby diluting and bringing the temperatures of the hottest feed (Lobster) way down.  We would appreciate it if those who have permission to visit Scenic in the near term would measure (or guess) at the temperatures of both pools (and unusual flow rates), and let us know after your visit.

A comment from a permitted visitor that warrants citing here:
Judging from the snow clinging to the trees, no significant melting of the Mon/Tue snowfall occurred on Wednesday at elevation 3,500'.

Late Thursday, it warmed above freezing enough for shaded limbs to begin shedding snow. Hiking out, I noticed that the streamflow was two to three time greater than what was evident on the way up. Lobster Pot source water temp was good, but probably at mid range; volume was higher than what I recall from the past.

Tarping and plumbing in good order. Removed one plastic grocery bag of litter.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous9:21 PM

    Judging from the snow clinging to the trees, no significant melting of the Mon/Tue snowfall occurred on Wednesday at elevation 3,500'.

    Late Thursday, it warmed above freezing enough for shaded limbs to begin shedding snow. Hiking out, I noticed that the streamflow was two to three time greater than what was evident on the way up. Lobster Pot source water temp was good, but probably at mid range; volume was higher than what I recall from the past.

    Tarping and plumbing in good order. Removed one plastic grocery bag of litter. Had to move my permitted visit up by one day due to unanticipated circumstances. No other visitors seen Thursday.

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