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Dry January Puts a Hurt on California Snowpack

PHILLIPS STATION — California's weather turned largely dry in January and left the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack below average for this time of year, state officials said after measurements Thursday. The retrograde movement of the winter precipi...
Photo of the Mammoth Mountain region of the SierraM

Sierra Snowpack Off to a Great Start for Skiers and Farmers

As holiday shoppers ventured out for last-minute gifts over the weekend, the snow-dusted Sierra was visible throughout Fresno and Clovis. Those magnificent views are backed by the latest snowpack report from the California Department of Water Resources. ...
Photo of the South Fork of the Kings River in Kings Canyon National Park

Sheriff Closes Lower Kings River to Public in Fresno County

Citing the high flows of cold water released from Pine Flat Dam, Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims closed the lower Kings River early Tuesday afternoon. Fresno County joined Tulare County and Kings County which previously ended recreational use of the low...