Following last week’s winter-like storms, the Sierra Nevada snowpack is now 68% of average for this time of year.
The northern Sierra has reached 101% of average, the central Sierra is 59% (includes Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties), and the southern Sierra is just 41%. The numbers are according to the Department of Water Resources electronic sensors.
The state’s water reservoirs still remain fairly high thanks to what Mother Nature left last winter. It is noted that back-to-back dry years take a harder toll on the state’s water supply.
Regional ski resorts Dodge Ridge and Bear Valley both reported around 200 inches of snowfall this season, whereas a typical year sees anywhere from 300-400 inches. Both resorts closed for the season this past weekend.