|Location of snow lysimeter in larch stand near gauging station|
Some snowfall occurred in early February, but most of that has already melted away at the low elevations. In 20 years of snow survey at Takiya River basin, this is the first time that there has not been a seasonal snowpack at low or even medium elevations (0-600m).
|Stage about 0.8m at the gauging station|
Strong warm winds and rainfall (8 m/s, 11.7 degrees Celsius, 51 mm) combined to produce rain-on-snow conditions and high runoff with some suspended sediment load. Even high elevations above 500m only retain patchy snow cover.
|Forest harvesting activity near the gauging station (Japanese cedar, "Sugi")|
|Small mountain shrine about 2 km upstream of the gauging station|