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Final Snowpack Survey Monday

Sacramento, CA — The Department of Water Resources will conduct its final manual Sierra Snowpack Survey of the year Monday.


On April 1st the snow water content was 165 percent of the full seasonal average. Electronic sensors indicate that the water content has dipped, as anticipated, to around 150 percent of the full seasonal average.


“The productive storms at the close of February and March provided us with a good water supply for the year,” says Mark Cowin, DWR Director. “In contrast, April experienced below average precipitation.”


While April’s below average precipitation has eased the pressure on the State’s flood control system, Cowin says this water year is an example of how cyclical California’s weather patterns can be.