|Lake Sabrina, Sierra Nevada Mountains - Historic Shoreline|
|South Lake, Sierra Nevada Mountains - Historic Shoreline|
Years of drought have taken their toll on the watersheds that feed these lakes, as it has elsewhere. Generally, melting snow fields create runoff in the early summer, and then later melting ice takes over. But with many years of drought, the ice has not been replenished...and it’s going away. If we don’t get substantial precipitation over the next few years to reload the ice packs, we may see the lowest runoff in human memory.