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


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.


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.


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


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.


Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Latest Storm Dumps Foot Of Snow On Tahoe

A Sierra storm that dumped a foot of snow at Lake Tahoe is moving across western Nevada but forecasters say another one is on its way Thursday and Friday.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/16/2011

A driver clears snow from his windshield wipers at a stop near Cisco Grove in the Sierra Nevada. (AP Photo)

Sierra Storm To Bring 2 Feet Of Snow To Tahoe

A Sierra storm packing powerful winds is expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to Lake Tahoe over the next two days.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–02/14/2011

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


Good Question: How Is The Sierra Snowpack Measured?

It’s one of the most important indicators of our water supply in California, and it’s not easy to get to. In this Good Question: How do they measure the Sierra snowpack?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–01/12/2011




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