Sierra snow pack

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The Sierra Nevada snowpack will be 64% smaller by the end of this century. We need to prepare now

Published: 
Mon, 04/02/2018 - 12:13pm

Although recent storms have dumped heavy snow across the Sierra Nevada, Monday's snowpack measurement will almost certainly show that it is still well below average. Last week, the Sierra-wide reading put the total snowpack at 15.8 inches of water content, or 43% below normal.

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It will take years of wet weather before California recovers from drought, study finds

Published: 
Thu, 06/23/2016 (All day)

When forecasters last year warned of a massive El Niño, some Californians held out hope that a single extremely wet year could bust the state’s severe drought.  

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Sierra Nevada snowpack is much worse than thought: a 500-year low

Published: 
Tue, 09/15/2015 (All day)

When California Gov. Jerry Brown stood in a snowless Sierra Nevada meadow on April 1 and ordered unprecedented drought restrictions, it was the first time in 75 years that the area had lacked any sign of spring snow.

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California Has Driest Year Ever -- And It May Get Worse

Published: 
Thu, 01/16/2014 - 8:23pm
Category: 
Water

The shore of California’s Lake Oroville hasn’t looked this way in modern history. Cracked dry mud shatters the canyon floor, and buoys rest 10 feet up the side of a shale hill.