California Snowpack Hits 0%

By on June 15, 2015 in Freeskiing, Snowboarding with 0 Comments

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California has officially reached a 0% snowpack level at all of it’s measurement stations around the state.

In the drought-stricken state is suffering already at the beginning of the summer and with no snowpack to replenish reservoirs it’s going to be a long, hot summer.

Governor Jerry Brown recently passed more regulations on water usage affecting long-held water rights holders.

Maury Roos with the California Department of Water Resources says the measurement has never come in this low.

“I think the previous low year would be back in the drought of 1977, and at least then we had 25-percent. This year we have the lowest snow pack ever measured,” Roos said.

Roos says reservoir storage statewide is about 58-percent of normal and unlikely to increase because there won’t be any more snow melt this season

NOAA recently announced a precipitation-inducing EL Nino could be in store for the West Coast next winter, which could bring much-needed relief to the region.

In the meantime California’s will be conserving water and trying not to break a sweat.

 

 

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