How California measures the Sierra snowpack

How California measures the Sierra snowpack

February 3, 2015 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

As California caps what may be its driest January on record, Frank Gehrke will lead a bevy of surveyors on Thursday to a predetermined spot on Echo Summit in an exercise that has become a monthly downer in the documentation of the state’s historic drought. As a thirsty state anxiouslyRead More

This was the driest January ever for California’s Bay Area

This was the driest January ever for California’s Bay Area

January 30, 2015 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

For the first time ever, San Francisco, Oakland and Sacramento have recorded no rainfall for the month of January — nada drop. San Jose has receiveda record-low .02 inches, and no rain is forecast for at least a week. Adding more ominous news to California’s historic drought, the Bay Area’sRead More

California drought: What happened to the rain?

California drought: What happened to the rain?

January 21, 2015 at 1:39 pm Comments are Disabled

When Dennis Conta started building his dream house in Santa Cruz three years ago, he prayed that it wouldn’t rain much during the long construction process. “Got to be careful what you pray for,” he mused Friday, nearly three weeks after the region’s last big storm, which drenched the BayRead More