Webber Lake: 3.2015
The Little Truckee River
flows out of its Webber Lake headwaters (formerly private, now owned by Truckee Donner Land Trust
, open to public in 2017) on its way to Stampede
The Federal Water Master has the discretion of diverting water from the Little Truckee River
just east of Webber Lake to the Cold Stream diversion slough
to Sierra Valley
alfalfa farmers. During the three observations I made the water was being diverted.
Webber Lake was at capacity at the time of these photos, 3.21.2015, but locals who have known the lake for over a dozen years didn't think the headwaters would continue to flow into the Little Truckee River
creekbed for more than a month, considering the condition of the snowpack in the mountains above, including Webber Peak, which snowmelt flows down into Lacey Valley and Lacey Creek which feed into Webber Lake.
Shoreline visible at crest of Lake's fullness with little snow on the banks for continuous melt into the water on 3.22.15.
Webber Lake, 360° video. Normally these meadows ajacent the lake's shore should be under feet of snow. Scant snow on peaks not enough to keep lake surface level enough to spill into the Little Truckee River before it's divergence to Sierra Valley
alfalfa farms via the Cold Stream
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