Tag: Sierra Nevada

Wes McCandless, Frank Gehrke

California Winter: Still Dry Despite March Rain, Snow

The annual measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack at the start of April has found that the 2017-2018 winter was technically still a dry one, despite the heavy rains and snows of March.

Sierra Nevada (Timothy A. Clary / Getty)

Weekend Storm Brings Snow, Ski, Relief to Sierras

This weekend, heavy snowfall in the Sierras brought much-needed relief to the mountain range and helped provide ski resorts with a nice cushion as they open for the winter season.

Dead Trees Flickr:USFS

Drought: 100 Million Trees Dead in CA

Results of a new U.S. Forest Service aerial survey revealed that, since 2010, more than 102 million trees have died in a 7.7 million acre swath of California forest land, and the culprit is drought.

Measuring Sierra snowpack (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sierra Snowpack Hits 87%, but Drought Remains

The water content of California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack — the source on roughly a third of the state’s annual potable water supply — measured 87 percent of average on Wednesday.

Folsom Dam (Vince / Flickr / CC / Cropped)

Drought Still On, But Folsom Dam Opens Floodgates

Operators began releasing water from Folsom Dam for the first time in four years after El Niño-fueled storms dropped billions of gallons of water into California’s largest reservoirs over the weekend.

Dry mountains (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

California Misses Water Target as El Niño Fades

LOS ANGELES — California’s water conservation rate slid sharply in January, with the state failing to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s mandatory 25 percent reduction order as the strong Pacific El Niño failed to deliver the rain necessary to provide a path out of devastating drought.

Sierra snow (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Sierra Snow: Good for Drought, Bad for Christmas Travel

Plentiful snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains this week has brought good tidings for drought-ravaged California–but less pleasant news for millions of motorists who will take to the state’s main interstate for Christmas travel. Snowpack levels for the mountain range

Summer snow in the Sierra (Mono County / Facebook / Screenshot)

Surprise Summer Snowstorm Hits California Mountains

Last Thursday, thick snowflakes covered a portion of Northern California as a much-welcomed summer snowstorm hit the Tioga Pass in the Sierra Nevada mountains, precisely one week after the snowpack on the mountain range had officially disappeared.

Water faucet (Justin Sullivan / Getty)

California Water Use Falls Dramatically in April

Californians saved 13.9 percent more water in April as compared with the same month in 2013, a significant improvement over the last several months’ dismal conservation numbers.