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Snowpack looks good, more needed to overcome drought

Snowpack looks good, more needed to overcome drought

December 30, 2015 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada was 16 inches deeper than normal for this time of year, a good indicator that winter storms are already making a dent in the punishing drought that left California with record-low water supplies for the past four years, state officials reported Wednesday. The first humanRead More

Rain in Bay Area, snow in Sierra, but reservoirs still low

Rain in Bay Area, snow in Sierra, but reservoirs still low

February 11, 2015 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

The weekend storm brought more than an inch of rain around the Bay Area by Saturday evening and up to 2 feet of wet snow at higher Sierra Nevada elevations near Lake Tahoe, but Northern California’s largest drinking water reservoirs were still well below average levels. More rain is onRead More

What the season’s first Sierra Nevada snowpack survey tells us about California’s drought

What the season’s first Sierra Nevada snowpack survey tells us about California’s drought

December 31, 2014 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

The first manual snow survey in the Sierra Nevada since last spring revealed a small but significant increase in water content but not nearly enough to end California’s stubborn drought, state water regulators announced Tuesday. Water surveyors’ snow poles measured 21.3 inches of snow at Echo Summit, 90 miles eastRead More