Road/Trail/River Conditions 7/14

According to Caltrans, road maintenance will bring 1-way controlled traffic today from Bassetts Station to the Yuba Pass and from the Nevada/Sierra county line to 2.5 miles north of this line. Construction at various locations from the Butte/Plumas county line to 1 mile east of this line will subject motorists of delays of up to 10 minutes; construction from 3.8 miles east of Tobin to 1.2 miles west of Belden may bring delays of up to 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, snow has melted off nearly all trails and wildflowers remain in bloom at higher elevations. The snow on trails in the Lakes Basin and on the backside of Mount Elwell is expected to soon disappear completely.

As for the rivers and streams, the volume of water flowing downhill remains below historical norms, However, with precipation close to “normal” over the 7/2021-6/2022 period the flow is significantly above the rate seen at this time in 2021. Warm/hot weather over the upcoming week will be bringing the water temperature up slightly.

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