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Lexington Reservoir

Spring Weather Means Delicate Balancing Act For Bay Area Water Officials

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.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–05/19/2011

California Aqueduct in the San Joaquin Valley. (AP)

California Boosts Water Supply For Farms, Cities

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.

CBS San Francisco–04/20/2011

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Monster Snowpack In Tahoe Makes For Longer Ski Season

A monster snowpack will keep skiers and snowboarders on the slopes longer than usual in the Sierra Nevada.

CBS San Francisco–04/02/2011

Fresh snow in the Sierra (CBS)

California Drought Over As Snowpack Nears Record Levels

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.

CBS San Francisco–03/30/2011

Lexington Reservoir

Governor To Declare End Of California Drought

Heavy snow and drenching rains have left California reservoirs at high levels. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was 159 percent of normal as of Friday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/29/2011

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Water In California Snowpack Remains Above Average

Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/01/2011

Snow in the trees at Foresthill (Bubba & Linda Wilkes)

Sierra Snowpack Remains Deep Despite Dry January

California officials expect to deliver more water to farms and cities than they did last year despite a relatively dry January.

CBS San Francisco–01/28/2011

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Good Question: How Is The Sierra Snowpack Measured?

It’s one of the most important indicators of our water supply in California, and it’s not easy to get to. In this Good Question: How do they measure the Sierra snowpack?

KPIX 5–01/12/2011

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Wet December A Boon For Bay Area Reservoirs

Water supplies are on the rise across the Bay Area. Meteorologist Jan Null said that even a typically dry spot like San Jose is at 127 percent of it’s normal rainfall for this time of year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–01/03/2011

Snow in the trees at Foresthill (Bubba & Linda Wilkes)

California Snowpack Nearly Double Normal Level

The snowpack in California’s mountains is holding nearly twice as much water than average for this time of year.

CBS San Francisco–12/28/2010

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