Sierra Snowpack Hits 162% Of Average

 

It appears there will be plenty of water to meet demand for the spring and summers months in California, since Department of Water Resources officials report the Sierra snowpack is now 162-percent of average and growing.

The survey taken this morning from nearly 100 statewide measuring stations show the snowpack ranges from 165-percent of the April average in the northern and central Sierra to 153-percent in the south. The survey taken at Phillips Station south of Echo Lake came in at 200-percent of average for the April measurement.

The early April survey is considered the most important predictor of water supplies because the snow is usually at its peak before it starts melting. It could get another boost this week and next with more rain and snow in the forecast.

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