Snowpack Survey Expected To Show Dramatic ChangeRoaring storms that brought California almost a year's worth of snow and rain in a single month should make state water managers' Sierra snowpack survey Thursday a celebration, marking this winter's dramatic retreat of the state's more than 5-year-drought, water experts say.
Drought: California Taking Sweeping Steps To Conserve WaterGary Whitlock watched water run down to the sidewalk as gardeners hosed down a bed of marigolds outside an Orange County office building and questioned if California's latest attempt to curb water use would be any more successful than previous ones in the drought-stricken state.
Survey Reveals Less Snow In Sierra Than December After Dry, Warm JanuaryThe survey on Thursday found a snowpack water equivalent of just 2.3 inches in the scant snowpack near Echo Summit, about 90 miles east of Sacramento.
California's Second Snow Survey Set For ThursdayThe state Department of Water Resources says it expects to find below-normal snowpack when it carries out the winter's second survey in the Sierra Nevada.
Snowpack Survey Reveals California Snow Depth Still Far Below AverageThe state’s first annual manual snowpack survey was conducted today and, as expected, found that although California has more snow now than this time last year, the snow water equivalent is still far below the average.
California Snow Survey Being Conducted TuesdayThe state Department of Water Resources is slated to do the winter's first manual measurement of the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
Sierra Snowpack At 29 Percent Of NormalResults from the latest snow survey in the Sierra are in, and as expected, they are lower than average.
Storm Not Enough To Counter Record-Low Sierra Snowpack ResultsThe survey revealed snow levels at 12 percent of average for this time of the year. Before this survey, the previous record low was 21 percent in 1963 and 1991.
Sierra Snowpack Up To 12% Of NormalState surveyors checking California's snowpack say a recent storm brought little help, and that snow levels in the Sierra Nevada are dangerously low.
Final Survey Reveals Sierra Snowpack Only At Half NormalThe fourth and final snow survey of the year happened under bright blue skies, and brought bad news.
Water Supplies Adequate Despite Thin SnowpackSierra snow depths are well below normal for this time of year, but reservoirs that remain full from last year's massive snowpack are expected to provide adequate water supplies for California's farms and cities.
First Snow Survey Of The Year Comes Up DryCalifornia state water officials trekked to the Sierra this morning for the year’s first snow survey only to find no snow.