Wednesday March 1, 2023


New data shows California’s already epic snowpack, not surprisingly, has improved even more thanks to last week’s winter storm that buried the Sierra Nevada mountain range under several additional feet of snow.

As of Monday, California’s snow water equivalent was 181% of average for Feb. 27 and 156% of a full season’s average, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

The latest storm increased the state’s snow water equivalent by around four inches, to 40.6″.

Snow water equivalent is a hydrology term for water depth if the snow was liquid.

The Northern Sierra/Trinity region’s snowpack is 144% of the average, Central Sierra is 185%, and the Southern Sierra mountains, 219%.

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