SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX 5) — Not all droughts are created equal. In fact, not all dry years are created equal. This is especially true this winter, where the disparity between our rainfall deficit (not that […]
California Urban Water Use Increases Month-Over-Month, Despite Dwindling Snowpack, Lingering Drought
Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board Felicia Marcus said residents are falling far short of the twenty percent year over year conservation goal set by Governor Jerry Brown.
California’s third snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal and leaning toward being the lowest on record in more than two decades.
California’s second snow survey this winter found the Sierra Nevada snowpack is far below normal after a dry, unusually warm January.
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.
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.
With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.
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.
A string of storms is giving a much-needed boost to a dismal Sierra snowpack just before the traditional peak of the snow season.
State surveyors checking California’s snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.