The Scott Watershed (HUC 18010208) is located in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California and covers an area of approximately 168 square miles. The watershed is primarily fed by snowmelt, which contributes to the hydrology of the region. The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada is an important water source for California, and the Scott Watershed is no exception.
Surface water in the watershed is collected in several reservoirs, including the Frenchman Lake Reservoir and the Antelope Valley Reservoir. These reservoirs are used for water storage and supply for various purposes, including irrigation, domestic use, and recreation.
Climatic trends in the region show an increase in temperatures and a decrease in snowpack, which can have significant impacts on the hydrology and water supply of the watershed. The combination of these factors can lead to increased runoff and decreased water availability during the dry season.
Overall, the Scott Watershed is an important source of water for the region and is impacted by changing climate conditions. Ongoing monitoring and management are necessary to ensure the sustainability of the watershed's resources.