snow survey

Sierra snow measures 16 percent of average

There’s snow in the Sierra but not much. That’s the gist of the latest report from the Nevada Irrigation District after snow surveys this past week showed 16 percent o ...

Sierra’s final snow survey shows more bare ground than snow

Hiking conditions in the Sierra Nevada high country instead of snow on the ground for skiing greeted state Department of Water Resources snow measurement teams on Thursday. And wh ...

PG&E: Storms help but snow still way below normal

CISCO GROVE – High in the Sierra, new storms are bringing a fresh round of hope to a parched state ready for some relief from prolonged drought concerns that have plagued Cal ...

More snowfall, cold conditions give ski resorts, water suppliers a lift

Wintry weather conditions are helping bolster mountain snowpack with totals now close to the average for this time of year. Ski resorts are reveling in the snow that has fallen si ...

Snowpack, water-storage picture brightens

The Sierra is holding above-average levels of snow for this time of year, boosting Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency water-supply expectations. The irrigat ...