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Old 04-15-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Southern Adirondack Conditions for April 15, 2019

Here’s the same location in Northville, NY that was documented on March 28, 2019.

To say mud season has begun is an understatement. The rapid snowmelt combined with the heavy rainfall has turned the soil into a spongy mess. Above 800 feet, there’s snowbanks up to a foot high still, with traces of snow still remaining in shaded areas.

I’d avoid any trail until they are given a chance to dry out. If you must venture out, ensure you have waterproof footwear along with the usual outerwear for this time of year.

Here’s the current snow cover (I placed a red X where the above photos were taken):

Also, to give you an idea of just how much rain the area has received, here’s a comparison of the water level at Conklingville Dam (Great Sacandaga Lake).

The first is March 28, the bottom is today:

That’s a nearly ten foot rise in the reservoir since March 28th. There are also several flood watches through at least the end of this week. With the forecast looking the way it is, I wouldn’t count on any trail drying out anytime soon.

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