Study Blames High Temperatures For Low 2015 SnowpackThe western United States set records for low winter snowpack levels in 2015, and a new report blames high temperatures rather than low precipitation levels.
California Begins 6th Straight Dry YearCalifornia’s 2016 water year ended Friday, marking a fifth consecutive dry year with low snowfall, officials from the Department of Water Resources said.
California's Drought Deficit Will Take Years To Fill, UCLA Study FindsWe just had our wettest winter in five years, but a new report by UCLA researchers finds it will take another four years like this one to make up for the water deficit we built up during the drought.
NorCal's Water Situation Looking Good With Above Normal Precipitation TotalsA network of weather stations ranging from Mt. Shasta to Highway 50 has passed its normal precipitation total for the entire July 1st-to-June 30th weather season, which is good news for Northern California’s water situation.
Snowpack In Drought-Stricken California Hits Five-Year HighRecent El Nino storms have boosted the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 115 percent of normal -- more than the drought-stricken state has seen in five years.
Sierra Snowpack Reaches 115-Percent Of NormalSnow was still falling Tuesday night in the Sierra as storms moved across California, helping bring the state’s snowpack above normal for this time of year.
Sierra Snowpack Holding Twice As Much Water As It Did Last YearThe Sierra snowpack is now holding twice as much water in the form of snow as it did this time last year, officials say.
Californians Decrease Water Use By 13.5% In Month Of April As Drought ContinuesCalifornians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April.
Spring Storm Dumps Snow In Bone-Dry SierraAn unseasonably cold spring storm pushed south through California and Nevada on Thursday, bringing snow to Sierra Nevada peaks that have largely been free of snowpack after another dry year.
Half Dome Opens Early Because Of No Snow In YosemiteThe cables to the summit of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park are opening Saturday -- three weeks ahead of schedule because of the low snowpack
Snow Survey Canceled For 1st Time Due To California's DroughtFor the first time in history, the May snow survey has been canceled due to California’s severe drought.
Gov. Jerry Brown Issues Calls For Mandatory 25 Percent Water Reduction With No End In Sight For DroughtHe has ordered officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time.