Snow Survey

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

Folsom Lake, Folsom Point Boat Ramp, January 4th, 2014. Lake is at its lowest levels since dam construction, more than 119 feet  or 81% below capacity.  (Credit: Brandon Mercer / CBS SF)

Below Average Sierra Snowpack, Low Levels In Reservoirs Prompt Calls For Water Conservation

Survey finds snow levels in the Sierra-Nevada Mountains and reservoirs statewide well below normal. State water officials are pushing for conservation.

01/04/2014

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Well Above Average

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.

01/02/2013

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 the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

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)

Dry Start To Winter Leaves Sierra Without Snow

The state Department of Water Resources conducted its first snow survey of the season Tuesday but found little snow to measure.

01/03/2012

Bridalveil Fall, Yosemite Valley

Formidable Snow Pack Means Good News For Farmers

This year’s formidable Sierra snowpack has brought good news to California farmers and cities that have endured years of drought.

CBS San Francisco–05/07/2011

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