Posted by: Sandy Steinman | April 12, 2022

The April 1 snowpack was just 35% of normal

from California Department of Water Resources

The April 1 snowpack was just 35% of normal, the fifth smallest on record dating back to 1950. Instead of peaking in early April, the driest January through March period in recorded state history caused the snowpack to peak a full month earlier than usual. Abnormally high temps this month have also led to earlier snowmelt.
To address these changes caused by climate change, DWR is embracing a fundamental shift away from reliance on historical patterns and investing in data that paints a more complete picture of real-world conditions.

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