Bad News For California’s Snowpack
Employees with the California Department of Water Resources just conducted their final snowpack survey of the season up at Philips Station near Tahoe and the numbers aren't great, coming in at just 3% of average for this time of year.
California gets about 30% of its water from the melting snowpack.
How's the bigger picture for the entirety of the Sierra Nevada Mountains?
Sitting at 37% of normal.
It's still much better than it was in May, 2015 when we were in the throes of a terrible drought, and the snowpack hit its lowest level in 500 years.
This year could've been worse than it is.