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Still dim numbers for water content

By Deb Murphy While some Southern California weathermen optimistically look at current conditions as a glass half full, the truth is the glass isn’t even half full. Try less than 10 percent full. Inyo County Water Department Director Bob Harrington delivered the latest numbers at Monday evening’s meeting of the Water Commission. The only optimistic […]

 
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Official water year shows grim snowpack

The cut-off for determination of the water year for 2014-15 happened on April 1st. Though recent storms lifted the snowpack some, the overall picture looms well below normal. The Department of Water and Power’s measurements show the Mammoth Pass Snowpack at 18.3 inches of water content – just above the driest year.  Mammoth Community Water […]

 
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Better snowpack but not great

Instead of worst ever, officials now call this year’s snowpack slightly better. The California Department of Water Resources snow survey team checked out conditions last week, and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power snow team measured conditions and posted them Monday. In February, DWP measured 11.3 inches of water content at Mammoth Pass. […]

 
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Snowpack water content (in red) inched up over driest year.

Snowpack inches along

The recent storms did give the Eastern Sierra snowpack a bump, but just a bump.  On the Department of Water and Power website, the current precipitation charts show Mammoth Pass water content barely above the driest year on record, which is the snowpack of 1976-77. This year’s snowpack looms way below last year and below […]

 
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Snowpack slips below 50%, according to LADWP

The snowpack in California provides water for about one-third of the state’s people and farms. This year, that source has remained less than half of normal for this time of year. State reservoirs do still hold quite a bit of water which will help supplement that serious lack of snow in the Sierra. Director of […]

 
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Snowpack dwindles

The State Department of Water Resources recently conducted this winter’s third snow survey. Surveyors have now been quoted as saying that water content in the mountain snowpack is “well below normal for the date.” This according to the DWR website. According to surveyors, the snowpack in all parts of California has not lost much water […]

 
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Concerned by the uncontrollable – snow and gas prices

UPDATE: Weather Forecaster Dennis Mattinson adds to this story: “Right now my weather crystal ball doesn’t show any significant precipitation until the end of the first week of March. Let me put this another way, we are now exiting what usually is one of the wettest months of the winter, in a dry mode. February […]

 
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Snowpack: going up

Snow and water content continue to go up in the Sierra mountains. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website graph shows Mammoth Pass snowpack with 22.3 inches of water content. Last year at this time, it was closer to 2 inches. With at least three more months to go in the winter season, […]

 
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LADWP snowpack report looks better

In terms of snow and water content, the Eastern Sierra snowpack has started to climb its way above last year’s dismal levels. The peak usually takes place in April, but for right now the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power website snowpack graphs look better. The snow on Mammoth Pass tells the story. Right […]

 
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Snowpack still grim

A little better snow news this week but only a little better. The State Department of Water Resources has taken another look at snow around California and locally the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power conducted another survey following the most significant storm. Here’s the story – The State says it’s shaping up to […]

 
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Winter so far tracks drought of 1976-77

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power snow and precipitation graph on the utility’s website says it all.  The graph line for this year’s snowpack has nearly tracked the serious drought year of 1976-77.  But, as Department of Water Resource officials point out, there’s a lot left of winter. Earlier this month, the California […]

 
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