by Kurt Hildebrand

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February 10, 2014
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Atmospheric river brings the moisture

This weekend’s atmospheric river storm helped the Carson River basin snowpack crack 50 percent for the first time this winter. Ebbetts Pass at the top of the Carson River’s East Fork was up to 58 percent on Tuesday with 13.3 inches of moisture locked in the snow pack. A single storm took the Carson River basin from less than a quarter of its snow-water equivalent to more than half, according to snow telemetry monitored by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The Lake Tahoe basin also cracked 50 percent with snow telemetry at Heavenly Valley reporting 71 percent. The storm nearly …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 11, 2014 03:41PM Published Feb 10, 2014 11:56AM Copyright 2014 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.