Sierra Snowpack Below Average
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) conducted it’s second snow survey of the season on Tuesday, and found that the water content in the Sierra Nevada snowpack is 93 percent of average for this time of the season.
At the end of December, it was 134 percent of average.
Near Echo Summit off US 50, the water content in the snow was found to be 66 percent of average on Tuesday.
Northern California reservoir storage is still healthy. Folsom Lake is at 110 percent of average, but has been trending downward since mid-December.