View mobile site
Follow us on
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 | 5:02 p.m.
Hi, (not you?) | Member Center | Sign Out
Sign In | Register
Posted: 2:51 p.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013
KTVU and AP Wires
SACRAMENTO, Calif. —
There's more bad news for California water users: the snow pack is just half the amount of normal and has already begun to melt.
After a wet fall, the state recorded the driest January and February on record, and March didn't fare much better.
Measurements taken Thursday show 28.5 inches of snow at 7,600 feet with a water content of just over a foot.
The sparse snow was particularly alarming for state water managers because this is the time of year it is supposed to be most plentiful.
Snowmelt provides about a third of the water used in households and on farms across California.
The Department of Water Resources says reservoir storage will meet most of this year's needs but cautions that successive dry years could result in drought.
© 2014 Cox Media Group. By using this website,
Already have an account? Sign In
We have sent you a confirmation email. Please check your email and click on the link to activate your account.
We look forward to seeing you frequently. Visit us and sign in to update your profile, receive the latest news and keep up to date with mobile alerts.
Don't worry, it happens. We'll send you a link to create a new password.
We have sent you an email with a link to change your password.
We've sent an email with instructions to create a new password. Your existing password has not been changed.
To sign in you must verify your email address. Fill out the form below and we'll send you an email to verify.
Check your email for a link to verify your email address.