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Resource Spencer’s Creek, Deep Creek measurements 2018

Discussion in 'Alpine & Southern' started by Lady Penelope, Jul 12, 2018.

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  1. blackice

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    Take some photos :)
     
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  2. Funky

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    The winds are definitely making a difference this year I think. I've noticed wind drifts in locations that you just wouldn't normally get.

    Also in talking to various people at Thredbo, they said last year they had to dig ~16m out from the Sponars part of the MTB track just to have a chance of it melting in time. By all accounts, this year, those same places are at about 22m... But look a bit further to the right and you'll see wind scoured terrain with barely any cover on it.
     
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  3. SMSkier

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    Done. So here’s the way I see it....

    1. So, as plenty of folks have pointed out, there are several spots where the measurements are taken at about 1830 ASL. Here’s a pic where each sample is taken. Look for the line of metal poles amongst the footsteps.



    And a single pole. They have a colour code on them but I think that’s a rough guide only.



    2. Core holes were at each location so I figure that’s the “ sample” at each pole.



    3. Now, just for fun..... I took a few measurements near the pole in the second pic above. Nothing flash but within a 10 sq metre spot the measures were (a) 180 cms-definitely hit a rock (b) 235 cms (c) 210 cms.




    Quite a range but only over a small section of hill gave me an average of 208.33. Certainly not claiming anything here as it was purely a fun exercise on a very small patch.

    4. Just for bragging rights...... we did get a ski from the trig up top. My line in pic (this will end up elsewhere ;).

     
  4. Snow Blowey

    Snow Blowey Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    @SMSkier is part of the conspiracy. Who is paying you bro? I saw grass at friday flat - no way here could be 2m cover.
     
  5. SMSkier

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    This was taken today....so much snow I could not see Friday Flat :p. Nice little cornice collapse up front.

     
  6. Ret-ro

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    Sort of answers those down south though,, never as deep.. Great thanks sm
    Looks like a fair appraisal.
     
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  7. Lady Penelope

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    Great work, @SMSkier! Thanks for taking the time to share.
     
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    188.7cm is the official !
     
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    Wow, surprisingly high. Maybe snow is melting at 5C not 0C this year.
     
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    Lol Thredbo below the kosi midstation, ya may as well be at Buller :)
     
  11. Funky

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    Does that mean I won?

    By the looks of it I may have been the only person to put in a bid...
     
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  12. Ret-ro

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    Rubbish utter rubbish.. it was 2m easily..
     
  13. Ret-ro

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    this week 179
     
  14. SMSkier

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    Last Thursday. The creek and nearby waterway. It’s really nowhere near where the depth is officially read.........but nice Was able to cross the creek (just) while touring.





     
  15. Lady Penelope

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    So has everyone lost interest now we’re at the sunny end of the season? I’m guessing 162cm at Spencer’s Creek this week, and nothing at Three Mile Dam.

    Edit (10 minutes later): just checked Snowy Hydro website and 3 Mile Dam reading is in. I correctly guessed 0cm :D
     
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    IAB A Local Ski Pass: Gold

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    155.5cm
     
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    But yes, not as exciting when the depth is declining.
     
  18. Funky

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    177cm it is !
     
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    Wow! Would have expected a greater loss. @Ret-ro - you came close with 179cm. Jelly beans for you!
     
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    Here’s the creek a few days back.......(not the measurement site).

     
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    169.5cm today. Holding up well. Fits in with what is happening in the resorts, where cover is still very good, especially above 1800m
     
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    ........and no undersnow torrents or bank busting creek flows.
    Dry season = slow melt.
    Lake Jindy might have to be a bit patient this year. :)
     
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    BOM have characterised this season’s snow as ‘drier’ than most years, so that may also be a factor in things, certainly has reduced the amount of melt expected.
     
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    Interesting, link?
     
  27. Chaeron

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    Looking for it - think it was referenced in an ABC online article...
     
  28. Chaeron

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    https://www.afr.com/business/energy...vic-prone-to-summer-blackouts-20180827-h14leq

    Found it: Paul Broad, Snowy Hydro CEO: “But Mr Broad said Snowy had been "far more nervous" about the water situation several weeks ago when it talked with the regulator. Since then good snowfalls have left 2.5 metres of snowpack lying across the Snowy Mountains. Still, the snow is "dry", meaning the run-off into dams would be less than otherwise, while the forecast provides little hope of much more winter rain.”

    AFR 28/08/2018.
     
  29. Lady Penelope

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    Very encouraging ... but I’m glad you added the rider “above 1800m” ... ;)
     
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    For anyone still interested, Oct 3 measurement 151.3cm.
     
  31. robbo mcs

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    123cm today
     
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    And in 2017 it went from 150cm on the 10/10 to 107cm on th 17/10. So being taken on the 11/10 at 123 this year we could be about the same as last year on the 17/10.
     
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    Officially 0cm today :(
     
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    As it should be........save the white stuff for 2019! :D
     
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    0cm at spencers usually means 2-4 more weeks of BC depending on your froth levels...
     
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    life is dragging me over!
     
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    How does 31st October for zero compare to other years?
     
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    Its actually pretty good, similar to last year. Not often that there is much left at the start of november. In 1964 there was 197cm at the first measurement in November, and it lasted to December 2. That is a bit of an outlier though ;) I wasn't around to give first hand reports:)
     
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    Shall we 2019 this?

    I'll go early and predict 31cm for first reading of the year...
     
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