Sierra snowpack is a fraction of what it should be this time of year. This photo was taken in early January at 8,300 feet elevation, where the snow depth should be measured in feet, not inches.
California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Director Mark Cowin says it’s just a matter of time before Governor Jerry Brown formally declares a statewide drought emergency. The California State Board of Food and Agriculture brought together federal, state and local water officials for a January meeting in Sacramento to discuss statewide drought preparedness action. “We will have a drought emergency proclamation, all the signs are there,” Cowin said. The proclamation, ...
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