Department of Water Resources

Snowflake. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.


Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.


Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack 144 Percent Of Normal In Season’s Final Survey

The state Department of Water Resources took its final snow survey of the season on Monday and found the water content in the snowpack was 144 percent of normal.

CBS San Francisco–05/02/2011

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Water In California Snowpack Remains Above Average

Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday.


Snow in the trees at Foresthill (Bubba & Linda Wilkes)

Sierra Snowpack Remains Deep Despite Dry January

California officials expect to deliver more water to farms and cities than they did last year despite a relatively dry January.

CBS San Francisco–01/28/2011

Snow in the trees at Foresthill (Bubba & Linda Wilkes)

California Snowpack Nearly Double Normal Level

The snowpack in California’s mountains is holding nearly twice as much water than average for this time of year.

CBS San Francisco–12/28/2010