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

Sierra Snowpack Gets Boost From String Of Storms

A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.

03/30/2014

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

Snow in the Sierra (CBS)

California Snowpack 50% Of Normal, Water Officials Despair

There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

Snow in the Sierra (CBS)

Survey Finds Sierra Snowpack Just Half Of Normal

There’s more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.

03/28/2013

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Santa Clara County Residents Avoid Mandatory Water Conservation

Water officials in Santa Clara County are still advising residents to conserve, but are not making it mandatory this year.

04/19/2012

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

Snowflake. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.

02/01/2012

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

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 5–06/17/2011

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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 5–05/20/2011

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