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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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