Nevada Water Science Center
USGS is assessing the runoff potential to west Lemmon Valley using modeled snow depth across the basin.The process being used to assess the runoff potential is available in this PDF presentation (51 Mb): Assessment of Potential Runoff to West Lemmon Valley
To determine potential runoff, USGS is
Snow surveying on Peavine Mountain.
Estimated snow depth for Upper Lemmon Valley drainage, constrained to areas of remotely sensed snow covered area.
Mean snow density value of 0.446 used to calculate snow water equivalent for all pixels.
For all grid cells: Modeled Snow Depth x Density = Modeled Snow Water Equivalent.
To obtain total volume of water in the snowpack
Landsat Snow Covered Area Science Data Product Team Lead
USGS Alaska Science Center/Nevada Water Science Center