The California Department of Water Resources conducted the second monthly snow survey of the year Thursday morning at Phillips Station snow course in the Sierra Nevada, south of Lake Tahoe. Snowpack across the state is averaging 72 percent of what’s normal for the start of February.
- San Francisco Chronicle: Sierra snowpack measures below average — but there’s plenty of time to hope
- Los Angeles Times: Dry, sunny days in January have taken a toll on California’s snowpack
- Sacramento Bee: Slow start to California’s water year, as snow survey reflects relatively dry January
- News release: Late January storms bring needed precipitation but snowpack remains below average