SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – 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.
Manual measurements taken Tuesday also support the findings of electronic monitors last week: The water content is only 26 percent of what’s usually measured on April 1, when the snowpack generally starts to melt.READ MORE: COVID Job Market: Signs Of Recovery As California Adds Jobs For 2nd Month
The Department of Water Resources depends on the surveys to make forecasts about deliveries through the State Water Project’s system of aqueducts. More than 28 million people and 29 agencies depend upon snowmelt for their water.READ MORE: San Francisco Supervisor Joins Calls For Emergency Funding At City College Amid Looming Layoffs
KCBS’ Bob Melrose Reports:
The good news is that a storm brewing for Tuesday and Wednesday could bring up to 5 feet of snow at the highest elevations. Between 2 and 4 feet could fall above 6,500 feet.MORE NEWS: Giants’ Pitcher Cueto Goes On 10-Day Injured List With Lat Strain
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