snowpack http://kvpr.org en First Snow Survey Of 2014 Just 20 Percent Of Average http://kvpr.org/post/first-snow-survey-2014-just-20-percent-average <p class="p1">California's first snow survey of the winter is showing grim results for a state that's already reeling from a two-year dry spell.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">The State's Department of Water Resources says both manual and electronic readings today were about 20 percent of average for this time of year. In some cases surveyors found more bare ground than snow.&nbsp;</p><p class="p1">In the Southern Sierra, the snowpack was a little better at 30 percent of average for the start of January, but just 10 percent of the April 1 season average.</p> Sat, 04 Jan 2014 01:00:11 +0000 Joe Moore 26707 at http://kvpr.org First Snow Survey Of 2014 Just 20 Percent Of Average Jim Costa Calls On Governor Brown To Issue Drought Declaration For California http://kvpr.org/post/jim-costa-calls-governor-brown-issue-drought-declaration-california <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">With forecasts pointing to the third dry year in a row, one Central Valley congressman is calling on the governor to take emergency action to secure more water for valley farmers.&nbsp;</span>FM89's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Joe Moore reports.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Speaking on Valley Public Radio's <em>Valley Edition</em>, Congressman Jim Costa (D-Fresno) says that California water users are facing possibly their biggest shortage in over three decades.</span></p> Tue, 03 Dec 2013 20:26:48 +0000 Joe Moore 25337 at http://kvpr.org Jim Costa Calls On Governor Brown To Issue Drought Declaration For California What Snow? Final Snow Survey Yields Dry Results http://kvpr.org/post/what-snow-final-snow-survey-yields-dry-results <p>The season’s final snow survey in California found what most expected – dry conditions. Snow surveyors found absolutely no snow on the ground at Phillips Station, nearly 7,000 feet up Echo Summit in the Sierras.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water content in California’s </span>snowpack<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is only 17 percent of normal, meaning a below average water supply this summer.</span></p><p>Frank Gehrke with the Department of Water Resources says despite that, most reservoirs are near normal levels for the date thanks to early winter storms.</p> Fri, 03 May 2013 00:12:18 +0000 Amy Quinton 14548 at http://kvpr.org What Snow? Final Snow Survey Yields Dry Results Snow Survey Shows Dramatically Dry Conditions for California http://kvpr.org/post/snow-survey-shows-dramatically-dry-conditions-california <p></p><p class="p1">The next to the last snow survey of the season shows extremely dry conditions for California. As Amy Quinton reports from Sacramento, it has prompted the Department of Natural Resources to call the security of the state’s water supply “threatened.”</p> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 01:09:06 +0000 Amy Quinton 12841 at http://kvpr.org Snow Survey Shows Dramatically Dry Conditions for California Sierra Snowpack Below Normal; Driest Year on Record http://kvpr.org/post/sierra-snowpack-below-normal-driest-year-record <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">January and February are the driest on record for the northern Sierra Nevada. As Amy Quinton reports,&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">snowpack</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;is well-below normal for this time of year.</span></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 23:16:57 +0000 Amy Quinton 11490 at http://kvpr.org Sierra Snowpack Below Normal; Driest Year on Record Second Snow Survey Shows Below Normal Conditions http://kvpr.org/post/second-snow-survey-shows-below-normal-conditions <p></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p>California snow surveyors reported Tuesday that water content in the state’s mountain snowpack is below average for the date.&nbsp;</p></div><p>The manual readings this month confirmed what many water managers expected after a relatively dry January. The water content in the Sierra snow is 93 percent of average for this time of year.</p><p>Early storms in November and December dumped snow ranging from 32 ½ to 44 inches around Echo Summit. That erased the deficit in reservoir storage. But very little snow has fallen since.</p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:37:41 +0000 Amy Quinton 10136 at http://kvpr.org Second Snow Survey Shows Below Normal Conditions Sierra Snowpack Has Water Managers Happy, So Far http://kvpr.org/post/sierra-snowpack-has-water-managers-happy-so-far <p></p><p>California’s water managers say the state has a good supply of water so far thanks to a snowy December.</p><p>The first official measurement of the Sierra Nevada snowpack showed four-feet of accumulation. Manual and electronic readings showed the water content of the snow at 134 percent of average for this time of year.</p><p>Frank Gehrke&nbsp;is with the Department of Water Resources. He says last year the snowpack in the area was just over one-tenth of an inch.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 00:00:07 +0000 Amy Quinton 8904 at http://kvpr.org Sierra Snowpack Has Water Managers Happy, So Far