DWR: Statewide Snowpack Slightly Below Normal

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – The results are in, and our snow pack is slightly below normal.

The year’s second measurement of snow depth in Sierra was conducted by the Department of Water Resources and is below average for the date.

Officials report the statewide snowpack is measuring at 93 percent of normal. It’s only at 55 percent of where it should be on April 1, when snowpack is expected to be at its peak for the year.

“We’re still seeing decent snowpack conditions due to storms in late November and early December,” said DWR Director Mark Cowin. “Those early season storms also erased the deficit in our reservoir storage, but relatively dry weather this month is once again a reminder that the weather is unpredictable and we must always practice conservation.”
Snowpack accounts for about a third of the water for the state’s homes, farms and businesses.

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