California’s top snow surveyors, in the Sierra Nevada on Thursday with measuring poles and electronic sensor data, concluded that the state’s frozen water supply is just adequate, at best. The water content of the snowpack is 67 percent of the long-term average for this time of year, according to the first official measurements of 2019 taken by the California Department of Water Resources.
- Sacramento Bee: California water below normal in season’s first survey
- San Jose Mercury News: Snowpack below normal, but much better than a year ago
- News release: California Department of Water Resources