Warm Rain Across the Sierra is Bad for Ski Resorts but Great for Reservoirs | Most Now at Least 75% Full

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The current percentage of normal snowpack over the Sierra. Credit: CA Department of Water Resources

The warm rain that recently fell across the Sierra might have been bad for the snowpack and ski areas, but it was good news for the water level in the reservoirs.

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Heavy rain at Kirkwood, CA Saturday. Bad for skiing, good for reservoirs. Credit: Kirkwood

The loss of snow cover was an appreciable gain in water storage in many of the state’s reservoirs. As of today, many reservoirs in northern and central CA are at least 75 percent full.

The above graphic is the latest percentage of normal snowpack over the Sierra, courtesy of the CA Department of Water Resources.

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