snowpack

Experts discuss the lasting aftermath of wildfires

GEORGETOWN – In less than a month, the 2014 King Fire swept through nearly 100,000 acres of densely forested land between El Dorado and Placer counties. While the hugely des ...

Warm days sending winter out with a whimper

Forget the umbrella; sunscreen will be more useful for most of next week as temperatures continue their upward shimmy. This season’s unseasonably warm weather is slated to ...

Another View: Governing California through changes in the climate

California, the seventh largest economy in the world, has led other world powers through economic instability and innovation booms, and now faces an historic challenge governing in ...

Rain fails to ease Placer’s drought pain

A light dusting of snow on some of the highest peaks in the Sierra on Tuesday may have provided a picture-perfect site for motorists passing over Donner Summit in the rain. But t ...

NOON HOUR UPDATE: Runner missing near Foresthill and snowpack measurements taken today

WHAT WE’RE WORKING ON: A runner has been missing in the Foresthill area since the weekend. Reporter Amy Lobenberg is currently on scene and will have more on the situation. ...

Snow expectations in Sierra bolster hopes for midwinter water storage turnaround

Rain was falling Wednesday in Auburn, and snow by the foot was expected in the upper elevations of the Sierra. But the return to wintry weather after nearly two months of mild te ...

California snowpack better than average

SACRAMENTO (AP) — Recent storms have made up for January’s dry weather, keeping California’s snowpack above average, state water officials reported Tuesday. Hydrologists f ...

Snowpack, mountain water levels are looking promising

The snowpack is back for the Nevada Irrigation District. The Grass Valley-based water supplier reported Monday that end-of-the-month mountain snow measurements contain 95 percent o ...

Water is in storage, but conservation’s still key

California is moving into the third year of below-normal snowpack. State officials have been calling on Californians to conserve, conserve, and conserve some more. The result has ...