California received some good news on Tuesday for the state’s water supply: The Sierra Nevada snowpack is well above normal, at 162 percent of average. This amount of snow is thanks to the more than 30 “atmospheric rivers” that brought storms this winter and spring. Chris Orrock, with the California Department of Water Resources, says … this is the fourth largest amount of snow in recorded history.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Sierra snow keeps piling up, bringing joy — and a flurry of worry
- The Mercury News: Sierra Nevada snowpack at 161 percent of normal
- The Sacramento Bee: How healthy is California snowpack? Snow survey site has 4th-best start to April ever
- News release: DWR: Snow survey boosts runoff predictions