NOAA: 2017-18 Water Year In Review | The Northern Sierra, CA Was 79% Of Average

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Beautiful sunrise in Lake Tahoe, CA. Image: Sierra At Tahoe Lake View

October 1st, 2018 marks the start of a new water year. Looking back at 2017-18, it was a below average year for most of northern California. The driest numbers were across the far north portion of the state.

“Today marks the beginning of a new water year! Most of Northern California saw below normal precipitation numbers last water year, with the driest numbers across the far north.”

– NOAA Sacramento, CA Yesterday

2017-18 Water Year in review. Image: NOAA Sacramento, CA

By The Numbers:


83% of Average

Northern Sierra:

79% of Average


57% of Average

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