Late-Winter Storms Slow California's Dive Back Into DroughtA stormy close to California's rainy season has slowed the state's plunge back into drought, bringing the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack to just over half of average, water officials said Monday.
Study Shows Dramatic Snowpack Decline Across the WestScientists have found a dramatically declining snowpack across the American West over the past six decades that will likely cause water shortages in the region that cannot be managed by building new reservoirs.
Drought Deepens Dramatically In Southern CaliforniaCalifornia is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state's population, a national drought monitor said Thursday.
Melting Snowpack Floods Merced River In Yosemite National ParkThe river running through Yosemite National Park briefly flooded its banks and a sheriff in California's Central Valley organized an airdrop of feed for 30 cows stranded downstream by rising waters as a heat wave melts record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Warm California Temperatures Expected To Accelerate SnowmeltMelting of this year's massive Sierra Nevada snowpack will cause California rivers to surge and possibly overflow their banks this summer.
Sierra Snowpack Bigger Than Last Four Years CombinedAccording to new data released by NASA, the snowpack levels in the Sierra are currently larger than the last four years combined.
California Guard Helps Mammoth Lakes Remove Huge SnowpackThe Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.
'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record LevelsThe Sierra Nevada snowpack is close to setting records notched more than three decades ago — a welcome sight after five years of punishing drought in California, surveyors said Wednesday.
California Snowpack At Drought-Busting 173 Percent Of NormalCalifornia's Sierra Nevada snowpack is at a drought-busting 173 percent of average - the most since 1995, state water officials announced Thursday.
California Snowpack At 53% Of Normal Ahead Of Winter StormsSurveyors plunged a pole into the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday and took the first measurement of the season.
Study Blames High Temperatures For Low 2015 SnowpackThe western United States set records for low winter snowpack levels in 2015, and a new report blames high temperatures rather than low precipitation levels.
California Begins 6th Straight Dry YearCalifornia’s 2016 water year ended Friday, marking a fifth consecutive dry year with low snowfall, officials from the Department of Water Resources said.