New Fears Of Another Drought Hang Over Season's First Snow MeasurementCalifornia's water managers are measuring as little as 3 percent of normal snowpack in areas of the Sierra Nevada mountains as they conduct the first manual surveys of the state's crucial winter snowfall.
Wet Winter Ups The Ante For Hikers On Pacific Crest TrailSeveral hikers reported harrowing incidents tackling the 2,650-mile (4,265-kilometer) Pacific Crest Trail across this year's massive snowpack.
Massive Sierra Runoff Could Cause $500M In Damage To LA AqueductLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has declared an emergency due to predictions of overwhelming runoff from the eastern Sierra Nevada snowpack that feeds the Los Angeles Aqueduct.
'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record DepthsA series of storms that doused the state in the first two months of the year brought the water content of the snowpack up to a "pretty phenomenal" 185 percent of normal, well above the 84 percent of normal a year ago.
California's Snowpack is At Half Of Normal, But More Storms ComingThe first measurement of the season found the water content was about half of normal as California flirts with a possible sixth year of drought.
L.A. Mayor Urges Angelenos To Continue Saving Water"We don't know what mother nature, what she will bring. We know what we can do," Garcetti said.
El Niño-Pumped Snowpack Won't End DroughtAn El Niño weather system has delivered considerably more wet weather this year — mostly in Northern California — but not enough to end the drought
Recent Storms Put California Drought Emergency In QuestionRecent storms that nearly filled Northern California's major reservoirs and created a deep snowpack in the Sierra Nevada have some water districts questioning whether a drought emergency still exists.
California Water Officials Vote To Extend Emergency Water Conservation MeasuresState water regulators voted Tuesday to extend emergency conservation measures because of a drought, even though an increase in rain and snow this winter has improved California's snowpack.
Statewide Water Use Falls 13.5 Percent In April; SoCal Cuts Just 9 PercentCalifornians responded to the worst snowpack measurement on record and unprecedented drought restrictions by decreasing their water use 13.5 percent in April, regulators said Tuesday.
Facing Lowest Snowpack Levels Ever, Brown Orders Statewide Mandatory Water Cuts California Gov. Jerry Brown has announced statewide mandatory water reductions for the first time ever as the state saw the lowest snowpack levels ever recorded.
California First To Feel Hydro-Power Crunch Of DroughtSpring is arriving with the Pacific Northwest measuring near record-low-snowfall, and much of the rest of the West below average.