Friday, April 25, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
99 CENTS
SNOWSHOE-CLAD local media from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento turn out to report on the annual snow survey, as measured by Frank Gehrke, near Sierra at Tahoe on Feb. 28. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SNOW CHECK-UP — Frank Gehrke, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources, center, looks at a snow sample he collected. Leonardo Scherer Alves, of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, left, holds a scale to be used to weigh the sample and Kathryn Dresslar, Chief of Staff for Senate President Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg records data in a meadow off of Highway 50 near Sierra at Tahoe on Feb 28. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY fellow, Leonardo Scherer Alves, of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Water, left, holds a scale for Frank Gehrke, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Resources to place a tube containing the sample on it to determine the weight of a snow sample. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
SNOWSHOE-CLAD local media from Lake Tahoe to Sacramento turn out to report on the annual snow survey, as measured by Frank Gehrke, near Sierra at Tahoe on Feb. 28. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene
FRANK GEHRKE, Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey for the Department of Water Resources pushes a metal tube into the snowpack in a meadow near Sierra at Tahoe to collect a snow sample. Several samples are taken in the same area to determine an average amount of water content for this season. Democrat photo by Shelly Thorene