Late-season storms have helped, but the Sierra snowpack is still at historic lows.

The Department of Water Resources says measurements taken today show the water content is 32 percent of average for this time of year.

The April 1st measurement is a critical one, as it reflects the peak of the season - before snow turns into runoff.

Officials say we can all hope for more precipitation, but this summer will no doubt be "gloomy" for communities and farmers up and down the state.