Kings River

Avoid the Kings River. It’s Still Closed to Recreational Use.

Strong currents and bone-chilling water have kept the Kings River banned from recreational use for more than a month. The stretch from Pine Flat Dam the Tulare and Kings county lines will remain closed this weekend. The closure, ordered by the Fresno County...
Photo of the Merced River at high water

Valley Waterways Are Beautiful, Cold, and Deadly.

Going to Yosemite or a San Joaquin Valley's waterway this weekend? Be careful. We want you to come back alive. The combination of a huge Sierra snowpack and warming temperatures are filling creeks, rivers, and reservoirs. [su_pullquote align="right" ...

Snow Survey Finds California Water Nearly Doubled

PHILLIPS STATION — California water officials say cities and farms can expect ample water supplies this summer after winter storms blanketed the Sierra Nevada, nearly doubling the snowpack average for this time...
Photo of snow on Highway 168 below Shaver Lake

More Rain, Snow, and Flooding Headed Our Way

First, the San Joaquin Valley floor will get wet Friday night, Saturday and possibly on Sunday. Then, it will get drenched Tuesday and Wednesday. And, up in the mountains, more snow is on the way. That's the latest from the National Weather Service Ha...
Photo of first Sierra snowpack measurement of 2019

Sierra Snowpack Checks in at 67% of Normal

PHILLIPS STATION — Winter storms have coated California's Sierra Nevada mountains in snow, but the drought-prone state is still off to another dryer-than-normal start to the crucial wet season. “About two-thirds of California’s annual rainfall occurs Decemb...