Articles | Volume 13, issue 1
The Cryosphere, 13, 21–28, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-21-2019
The Cryosphere, 13, 21–28, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-21-2019

Brief communication 03 Jan 2019

Brief communication | 03 Jan 2019

Brief Communication: Early season snowpack loss and implications for oversnow vehicle recreation travel planning

Benjamin J. Hatchett and Hilary G. Eisen

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Short summary
We examine the timing of early season snowpack relevant to oversnow vehicle (OSV) recreation over the past 3 decades in the Lake Tahoe region (USA). Data from two independent data sources suggest that the timing of achieving sufficient snowpack has shifted later by 2 weeks. Increasing rainfall and more dry days play a role in the later onset. Adaptation strategies are provided for winter travel management planning to address negative impacts of loss of early season snowpack for OSV usage.