State water officials are warning that low water levels in reservoirs across the state should be a warning that conservation measures might be necessary to get through next year.
State water officials are taking no chances when it comes to the possibility of another dry year. Local water districts are being advised to prepare for the possibility that 2014 could be the third dry year in a row.
Unnaturally long intervals between wildfires and years of drought primed the Sierra Nevada for the explosive conflagration chewing up the rugged landscape on the edge of Yosemite National Park, forestry experts say.
California’s last snow survey of the season is bad news for the millions of state residents who rely on the snowpack for their water.
There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.
It’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.
The first snow survey of the year took place Wednesday morning at four locations near Echo Summit in the Sierra Nevada mountain range and indicates that the state’s snowpack is wetter than average.
State water managers say a recent spate of storms has brought California’s water supply up to more than half of normal levels, but that is still not enough rain to change dry conditions in Southern California.
Tuesday’s wet weather is a welcome sight for water officials in Silicon Valley as the lack of rainfall this season has already reached historic levels.
The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.