Sierra Snowpack

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Low, Bleak Outlook for Bay Area Water Agencies

A lower than average Sierra Snowpack was announced by state water officials on Tuesday, KCBS’ Doug Sovern reports how it affects California’s drought.

04/01/2014

North Bay Flooding

‘Impressive’ Storm Drenches Bay Area; Heavy Snow In Sierra

The first significant storm to hit Northern California in 14 months produced impressive amounts of rain and snow over the weekend.

02/09/2014

A crew with the California Department of Water Resources measures the snowpack in the Sierra. (CBS)

California Snowpack Only 12 Percent Of Normal

State surveyors checking California’s snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.

01/30/2014

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

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Storms Boost Sierra Snowpack; Conditions Still Dry

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.

04/02/2012

Snow On Heavenly

Latest Sierra Snowpack Measure Fall Well Short Of Normal

There’s more bad news for Californians dependent upon Sierra snowmelt for water—the state snow survey on Tuesday measured just 30 percent of normal.

02/28/2012

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park

Major Road Into Yosemite To Open After Snow Delay

A major road into Yosemite National Park is set to reopen this weekend after a delay because of heavy winter snow.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/17/2011

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Good Question: Who Has Say In Releasing Water From Dams?

We’ve had an incredible winter, with a snowpack to match. Don Sandri of Hayward asked this Good Question: How do officials decide how much water to release from our dams?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

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

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

California Drought Over As Snowpack Nears Record Levels

Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an official end to California’s drought as state water officials reported one of the wettest years of snow buildup in the Sierra Nevada.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

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