Sierra Nevada

The California Department of Water Resources weighs a snow sample on January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

Last California Snow Survey Reveals More Bleak Water News For The State

The final survey for 2014 found more bare ground than snow in the Sierra Nevada, and the snowpack at a mere 18 percent of average.

05/01/2014

Matt Walker of the USA competes during the ski slopestyle portion of the Alli Dew Tour on February 20th, 2009 at Northstar Resort in Truckee, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Snow Allows More Sierra Ski Resorts To Open Fully

A string of storms has allowed some ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada to finally open all of their terrain, but others still need more snow before they can swing into full operation after an unusually dry winter.

03/02/2014

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Scientists Find Yosemite Rim Fire Left Behind A Sierra Moonscape

A fire that raged in forest land in and around Yosemite National Park has left a contiguous barren moonscape in the Sierra Nevada mountains that experts say is larger than any burned in centuries.

09/18/2013

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Driver Killed After Leading CHP On High-Speed Chase Through Sierra

A man driving a BMW led California Highway Patrol officers on a wild high-speed chase on Interstate 80 Monday afternoon, injuring two roadside workers as the car went airborne and landed upside down. The driver died in the crash.

05/13/2013

California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California. (Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California Snow Survey Shows Driest Months On Record

It’s official, and it’s not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.

02/28/2013

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NorCal Beer Maker Helping Monks Rebuild Spanish Monastery

Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a 16th Century Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer.

12/26/2012

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Petroglyph Carvings Sawed Off, Stolen From Lava Cliffs In Sierra Nevada

Carvings that graced the Sierra Nevada in California for thousands of years have fallen prey to modern thieves armed with power saws.

11/19/2012

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Skiers, Boarders Rejoice As Storm Brings Snow To Sierra Resorts

Skiers and snowboarders are elated after a storm dropped up to 28 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada over a two-day period.

11/10/2012

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1 Of 2 Hikers Missing In Sierra Nevada Found Safe

Authorities say one of two hikers missing in California’s Sierra Nevada has been found safe. Fresno County officials say Matthew Hanson was found by rescue crews around 3:30 p.m. Monday.

10/29/2012

Officials said Tom Heng of San Rafael was last seen hiking to Mount Langley in the Sierra Nevada on July 22, 2012. (National Park Service)

Hiker From San Rafael Missing In Sierra Nevada

Officials said 31-year-old Tom Heng of San Rafael left on what was supposed to be a day hike on Sunday to the summit of Mount Langley, which stands 14,026 feet, but never returned.

07/24/2012

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