Spring Backcountry Report // Backcountry Magazine

Spring Fling: Is it really Here?

With snow still accumulating nationwide, it’s hard to believe that spring began over a month ago. Across the country, late-season snowpack is deep—and in many places getting deeper—leaving skiers speculating that winter may just never end. And what a winter it has been, with most regions in the U.S. receiving above average accumulations and many zones even setting records.

California’s Sierra Nevada was blessed with several big storms this winter. In fact, the epic winter even brought the state’s three-year drought to an end, according to Governor Jerry Brown. “Continued conservation is key,” said Brown, adding that the state is still struggling with water supply. But data from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) might suggest otherwise.

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