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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

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

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

California Boosts Water Supply For Farms, Cities

State officials have boosted the amount of water available to agencies that supply 25 million California residents and farms that cover almost a million acres.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Fairfax Woman Killed In Sierra Snowmobile Accident

A Fairfax woman died in a snowmobile accident in Sierra County on Sunday, according to the Sierra County Sheriff-Coroner’s Office.

CBS San Francisco–04/05/2011

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

skier

Tahoe Officials Urge Ski Enthusiasts To Use Caution

A death in the Sierras last weekend has officials warning ski enthusiasts of the dangers of the slopes, especially the backcountry.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/29/2011

Lexington Reservoir

Governor To Declare End Of California Drought

Heavy snow and drenching rains have left California reservoirs at high levels. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was 159 percent of normal as of Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/29/2011

Snowfall at the Sierra At Tahoe Resort. (photo courtesy of Sierra-at-Tahoe)

Sierra Resorts Reporting Heaviest Snowfall In Decades

Another potent storm dumped heavy snow Thursday night and Friday morning in the Sierra Nevada, closing highways, schools and ski resorts around Lake Tahoe.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–03/25/2011

(AP)

1 Dead In Sierra Chain-Reaction Crash

The California Highway Patrol said a chain-reaction crash involving at least six big rigs and nearly 40 vehicles overall has killed one person and shut down westbound Interstate 80 during a heavy snowstorm in the Sierra Nevada.

CBS San Francisco–03/18/2011

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/01/2011

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