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.
California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.
State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.
A major road into Yosemite National Park is set to reopen this weekend after a delay because of heavy winter snow.
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?
Hopefully, we’ve seen the last of the heavy rain for awhile, and now state water managers have to decide what to do with all the water that makes up this year’s massive snow pack.
State officials have boosted the amount of water available to agencies that supply 25 million California residents and farms that cover almost a million acres.
A monster snowpack will keep skiers and snowboarders on the slopes longer than usual in the Sierra Nevada.
Gov. Jerry Brown has declared an official end to California’s drought as state water officials reported one of the wettest years of snow buildup in the Sierra Nevada.
Heavy snow and drenching rains have left California reservoirs at high levels. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was 159 percent of normal as of Friday.