Snow pack measurement reveals we’re far from drought recovery, according to CDWR
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Tahoe Daily Tribune |
Miranda Jacobson |
Jan 3, 2022
The California Department of Water Resources conducted the first Phillips Station snow survey of the season on Thursday, Dec 30 after the basin received over 200 inches of snow, and will potentially see more in the coming week. The measurement of water content in the snowpack helps forecast the amount of water that will melt and run off to the state reservoirs.
The statewide snowpack average in California currently is 160% of normal, and many of the reservoirs have not reached capacity yet.