(KTXL) — After California was hit by several atmospheric rivers, the snowpack levels in the Lake Tahoe region have increased to almost 250% of normal.
According to the California Department of Water Resources, the central Sierra, which encompasses Lake Tahoe, is 246% of the normal snow water equivalent for Jan. 16.
The Central Sierra is also 121% of its April 1 average.
The UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab saw 49.6 inches, a little more than 4 feet, of snow since Friday which added to the snowpack.
A map provided by the DWR showed that the southern Sierra was 288% of normal while the northern Sierra was 209% above normal.
The DWR also reported that the state’s snowpack levels were 247% of the normal and 120% of the April 1 average.