Snowpack

Snowflake. (CBS)

Sierra Snowpack Level Near Record Low

California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack measured a meager 15 inches in some places, officials announced Wednesday.

02/01/2012

Snow on the road in the Sierra. (CBS)

Sierra Nevada Snowpack Still Below Average After Recent Storms

State water officials say recent storms have not made up for this year’s dry winter, leaving California’s snowpack at below average levels.

01/30/2012

Yosemite Falls in Yosemite National Park

Major Road Into Yosemite To Open After Snow Delay

A major road into Yosemite National Park is set to reopen this weekend after a delay because of heavy winter snow.

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–06/17/2011

(CBS)

Good Question: Who Has Say In Releasing Water From Dams?

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?

KPIX 5 | CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

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

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