Thursday Top of the Scroll: Despite recent storms, California’s dismal snowpack raises worry of dry year ahead
State water surveyors who trekked into the Sierra Nevada on Wednesday found exactly what they expected: little snow and long odds of anything but a dismally dry year ahead. Despite last week’s pounding snowstorm, which hammered roads with days of whiteouts and delivered to ski slopes as much as 10 feet of fresh powder, this month’s statewide snowpack measured just 70% of average.
- Los Angeles Times: California is still thirsty after the recent series of winter storms, rainfall figures show
- CapRadio: California Needs More Storms, Groundwater To Avoid Prolonged Drought, Experts Say
- NBC Los Angeles: Here’s What a Series of Cold Winter Storms Did for California’s Snowpack
- ABC 7: California’s Sierra snowpack lags despite recent big storms
KTLA: Sierra storms bolster California’s snowpack, but more wet weather needed to make up for early winter deficit
- Kings River Water Association news release: Massive Late January Storm Gives Kings Snowpack A Big Boost But More Is Needed