Snowpack: Decadal Averages Map

This is an interactive map of California and the Sierra Nevada mountains, showing projected variations in water stored in snowpack, from 1950 to 2090, assuming low or high emission scenarios over that period of time. Interactive can be adjusted to show different months of the year and various climate models, graphed by site.

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California Energy Commission

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Teaching Tips

Teaching Tips

Students could be paired for exploring this visualization and the resources that accompany it.

Teachers should prep students re: units, scenarios, etc. to effectively use this resource.

The models listed under More Options should be explained/outlined for learners.

Other interactive California-based maps to use in conjunction with this one are available at