Will ‘very substantial’ snowpack prompt Gov. Jerry Brown to declare the drought over?
Will ‘very substantial’ snowpack prompt Gov.
Jerry Brown to declare the drought over?.
On Thursday, the state recorded 94 inches of snow where Brown stood in 2015 at the Phillips Station off Highway 50 in the Sierra.
The water locked up in all that snow represents the most since 2011, the year before California entered its driest four-year period on record.
“We’ve got a very substantial snowpack,” said Frank Gehrke, the veteran Department of Water Resources official who runs the state’s snow survey.
facebook twitter email Share Snow survey through the years: 1958-2017 Over the years, the California Department of Water Resources has conducted snow surveys to measure snowpack in the Sierra Nevada.
It turns out there is actually a 12-foot building under that snow.
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