SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) — This week has gotten off to a rainy start with some areas receiving more than an inch—a nice addition to last week’s heavy rain. Despite that, it may not be delivering exactly what California needs to get out of this drought.
Reservoirs and ground water are being replenished by our recent rain. But for the Bay Area, the snow pack in the Sierra is vital.
“That snow lasts through the spring and sometimes, if we get enough, even into the summer and that helps provide the runoff that we need, the storage capacity that we need, to get us through the long, hot dry summer months,” Peter Gleick, president and co-founder of the Pacific Institute in Oakland told KCBS.
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