First Snow Survey Of 2017 Happens Amid Series Of Sierra StormsSurveyors will plunge poles into the Sierra Nevada snowpack near Lake Tahoe on Tuesday, taking the season's first measurement by hand of the snow's water content as California flirts with a sixth year of drought.
Mountain Snowpack Low, But It's Early; Survey Set For Jan. 3Officials say it's too soon to declare an end to California's drought despite heavy rain falling early in the wet season.
Warm Winter Storms Melting Sierra SnowpackWarm storms at high altitude are washing away snow in the Sierras and the run off is filling up reservoirs throughout the northern part of California.
Department Of Water Resources To Measure Sierra Snowpack On TuesdayState surveyors will travel up the Sierra Nevada Tuesday to take their monthly measurements of the snowpack after a mainly dry and warm February.
Water Officials Vote To Extend California Drought EmergencyState water regulators voted to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.
California Eagerly Awaits Sierra Snowpack Runoff As It Hopes For More SnowAll this snowfall in the Sierra makes sledding fun and easy. the challenge is turning all this fresh powder into a use for the greater good.
Encouraging Results From First Sierra Snow SurveyOfficials in drought-stricken California say the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack has measured 136 percent of normal for this time of year.
Governor Issues Mandatory Water Reductions For 1st Time In State HistoryDrought-stricken California will conduct its final manual snow survey on Wednesday in the Sierra Nevada - and the outlook isn't good.
Californians Meet Gov. Brown's Water-Use Target In DecemberThe state Water Resources Control Board says California has met Gov. Jerry Brown's 20 percent water use reduction target.
Satellite Images 1 Year Apart Paint Grim Picture Of Sierra SnowpackTwo photos, one taken on February 1, 2014 and another taken exactly a year later, show just how non-existent the Sierra snowpack is this year.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals To Lift Plan Protecting Delta SmeltCalifornia farmers struggling with drought say a U.S. Supreme Court decision issued Monday that keeps strict water restrictions in place to protect a tiny, threatened fish has forced them to leave thousands of acres unplanted in the nation's most fertile agricultural region.