California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack barely half of normal
The National Weather Service tweeted satellite images of the Sierra on Tuesday, showing the stark difference between this year and the above-average snowfall from 2019. The mountain snowpack — a crucial element in the state’s annual water supply — is 53 percent of normal for this time of year, according to the Department of Water Resources.
- San Jose Mercury News: Photos: See how sparse the Sierra Nevada snowpack looks compared to last year
- Sacramento Bee: Sacramento is on track for a rain-free February. How rare are dry winter months?
- ABC30 News: Portions of the Valley in moderate drought conditions
- Napa Valley Register: Napa County facing one of its driest Februaries ever
- Big Bear Grizzly: Be proactive — conserve now