Kern River Basin Snow Sensors
Click on a snow sensor marker to see a plot of the snow water content for that station. Data provided by California Cooperative Snow Surveys. Map generated using National Geographic TOPO.
The North Fork Kern River extends for more than 75 river miles from the inlet at Lake Isabella to north of Junction Meadow near Mt. Whitney. Upstream of Kernville, the drainage area is more than a 1000 square miles. Nearly all of the North Fork, from Junction Meadow to Lake Isabella, has been paddled by appropriately skilled and properly outfitted whitewater boaters. For additional information see Paddling the Kern River.
Also see this N.F. Kern River (Upper Kern) satellite overview and this Kern River Basin Snow Courses & Sensors page with a Google Earth KMZ file that shows the location of Kern River basin snow courses and snow sensors, with links to the California Data Exchange Center (CDEC) data page for each station.
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