Taking a break from shoveling the roof. There’s my son doing a first descent by kayak from the top of our house. #tahoesouth pic.twitter.com/bbpTUBVSN4
— Susie Kocher (@UCsierraforest) March 7, 2023
California’s Sierras are in the midst of an atmospheric river that has been pummeling the region with snow. In the past two weeks, the region has seen as much as 15 feet in places. And the Central Sierra Snow Lab on Donner Pass has measured more than 600 inches of cumulative snowfall for the 2022-2023 season.
While the exceptional snowpack is great news for spring runoff and reservoirs, paddlers digging their way out are trying to make the best of current circumstances. As South Lake Tahoe resident Susie Kocher shares in this video.