Use of melt-season snow surveys

TitleUse of melt-season snow surveys
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1954
AuthorsKoelzer, V. A.
Conference Name22nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 22nd Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1954
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSalt Lake City, Utah
KeywordsRunoff, Snowmelt, Statistical analysis

A method of interpreting results of snow surveys after the start of snow melt is given, and use of the procedure is illustrated for a section of the North Platte River basin. This involves relating the amount of snowmelt to the amount of snow measured at given dates after the melting season commences. Regular melt season surveys are recommended for areas with present and planned substantial control structures.In discussion Mr. Homer J. Stockwell points out the need for snow survey data during the melt season. He also points out the possibility of including soil moisture data during the late season forecasts, particularly on streams where substantial control structures are planned.