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.
Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday.
California officials expect to deliver more water to farms and cities than they did last year despite a relatively dry January.
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?
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.
The snowpack in California’s mountains is holding nearly twice as much water than average for this time of year.
A series of powerful storms has Lake Tahoe-area resorts celebrating their best skiing conditions in years.