Snowpack

A car drives through a flooded street in San Jose on December 11, 2014. (CBS)

California Still Needs 11 Trillion Gallons Of Rain To End Drought As Water Officials Continue Call For Conservation

New numbers show the percentage of the state in the exceptional drought category has dropped from just over 55 percent last week to 32 percent.

12/18/2014

Snow at Kirkwood

California Rain Storms Bring Major SFO Flight Delays, Snow At Tahoe Ski Resorts

Rain, fog and wind gusts triggered hours of flight delays at San Francisco’s airport on a busy post-Thanksgiving Sunday, while Sierra Nevada ski resorts enjoyed a few inches of snow.

12/01/2014

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

California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average

With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.

05/01/2014

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

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

(Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

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

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