California's snowpack is hitting levels not seen in about three decades. Department of Water Resources workers say the Sierra Nevada snowpack today measured at 185 percent of normal. That level has not been seen since the mid 1980s.
The Sierra Nevada mountains provide about a third of the state's water when the snow melts in warmer temperatures. The Golden State's very wet winter both up and down the coast has led to many portions of California to be taken out of drought conditions. Forecasters say many areas of Northern California will likely record their wettest winter ever.