California snowpack up nearly 300 percent over year ago levels


Updated March 1, 2023

ROSEVILLE, Calif. – When it comes to water resources, the ice pack of the northern Sierra Nevada is a harbinger of plenty or scarcity for California’s 40 million residents and businesses. The 2022-23 storm season is off to an incredibly strong start and hopes of a deadly drought winter have boosted the spirits of most but the most pessimistic of experts.

Previous and most destructive fire seasons Mandatory water restrictions became the norm. The West continues to experiment with what scientists consider The worst dryness in 1200 years.

California depleted reservoirs Up from last year’s dismal levels, and early snowpack is keeping hopes alive for an above-average winter in the northern Sierra as melting snow helps replenish the state’s largest reservoirs.

No matter how rainy this year, double the effort maintain Planning for the future remains the practical choice for the Golden State and the West.

California Ice Water Content – March 1, 2023

region water content
(in inches)
% Average to date % middle
a year ago on this date
Northern Sierra 39.30 150 59
Central Sierra 46.30 198 67
Southern Sierra 43.80 236 65
at the state level 43.70 189 64
Source: California Department of Water Resources

California Snowpack – Updated March 3, 2022

region water content
(in inches)
% Average to date % middle
for a year
Northern Sierra 14.80 57 63
Central Sierra 17.00 65 66
Southern Sierra 14.10 63 44
at the state level 15.50 63 60
Source: California Department of Water Resources


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