UPDATE U.S. Drought Monitor Puts Most of Bay Area Under Extreme Drought ConditionsThe latest California drought update just released Thursday by weather officials puts most of the Bay Area in the red under what is classified as extreme drought conditions.
California Drought 2021: Warm Temperatures Trigger Unprecedented Decline In Sierra Snowpack's Water ContentAs extreme drought conditions continue to expand across the San Francisco Bay Area, a leading climate researcher issued a new warning Thursday of another sign that a water supply crisis is developing across the region.
Low Snowpack Levels Increase Concerns Over Potential California DroughtCalifornia’s Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted a snowpack survey Thursday that found it was down almost 20% from the annual average, leading to concerns over a possible drought
A Little More Snow Comes To California, But Warming On WayA little more snow came to California’s mountains on Friday, providing the possibility of an extended spring ski season after a series of remarkably dry winter months.
California's Snowpack Lagging In Water For WinterA California water official says that the water in the state’s mountain snowpack is currently about half of average for early winter, but noted that a dry start doesn't always predict the season's outcome.
Sierra Snowpack Still Below Average Despite Wet MarchWhile California's snowpack in March was in better condition than it was in February, the month's precipitation was not enough to offset the state's dry winter.
State Water Officials: Sierra Snowpack 'A California Water Supply Dream'A series of February storms dumped historic levels of snow in the Sierra, burying some mountainous areas under hundreds of inches and leading to a "water supply dream," according to state water officials.
Late-Winter Storms Slow California's Dive Back Into DroughtA stormy close to California's rainy season has slowed the state's plunge back into drought, bringing the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack to just over half of average, water officials said Monday.
Study Shows Dramatic Snowpack Decline Across the WestScientists have found a dramatically declining snowpack across the American West over the past six decades that will likely cause water shortages in the region that cannot be managed by building new reservoirs.
Drought Deepens Dramatically In Southern CaliforniaCalifornia is rapidly plunging back into drought, with severe conditions now existing in Santa Barbara, Ventura and Los Angeles counties — home to one-fourth of the state's population, a national drought monitor said Thursday.
Melting Snowpack Floods Merced River In Yosemite National ParkThe river running through Yosemite National Park briefly flooded its banks and a sheriff in California's Central Valley organized an airdrop of feed for 30 cows stranded downstream by rising waters as a heat wave melts record snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Warm California Temperatures Expected To Accelerate SnowmeltMelting of this year's massive Sierra Nevada snowpack will cause California rivers to surge and possibly overflow their banks this summer.
Sierra Snowpack Bigger Than Last Four Years CombinedAccording to new data released by NASA, the snowpack levels in the Sierra are currently larger than the last four years combined.
California Guard Helps Mammoth Lakes Remove Huge SnowpackThe Eastern Sierra town of Mammoth Lakes got so much snow this winter it had to get removal help from the California National Guard.
'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record LevelsThe Sierra Nevada snowpack is close to setting records notched more than three decades ago — a welcome sight after five years of punishing drought in California, surveyors said Wednesday.