Final Snowpack Almost Double the Average

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release

The Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted the final snowpack survey of 2017. The snowpack water equivalent (SWE) totals in the northern, central and southern Sierra Nevada are around twice the amount of the average numbers. The statewide SWE totaled 42.5 inches which is 196 percent of the May 1 average. The central Sierra Nevada totaled 47.1 inches which is the …

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Snowpack’s Water Content Remains Far above Average

Dan Industry News Release, Water 24 Comments

With every monthly measurement of the California snowpack this winter, the state’s rebound from the previous five years of drought becomes more evident. The electronic readings from 95 sites in the Sierra Nevada show an average statewide snow water equivalent (SWE) of 45.8 inches, or 164 percent of the historical average for March 30 (27.9 inches).

Snowpack Water Content Remains Far above Average

Taylor Hillman Industry News Release, Water 24 Comments

The Sierra Nevada snowpack continues to build during one of the wettest winters in California’s recorded history. The most recent manual snow survey by the Department of Water Resources (DWR) at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada found a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 43.4 inches. February’s Phillips survey found 28.0 inches of SWE, and January’s reading was 6.0 inches. …

Wettest Months Finish Below Average

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California’s Three Traditionally Wettest Months End With Statewide Snowpack Water Content Less than Average The statewide snowpack – source of much of California’s water supply – is only 83 percent of the March 1 average, the result of moderate precipitation since last October and relatively warm temperatures.