Photo of DWR's Sean De Guzman

December Storms Deliver Good Start for Sierra Snowpack

Electronic readings from 130 stations throughout California indicate that the state's snow water equivalent is 9.3 inches. That's 90% of the Jan. 2 average. “While the series of cold weather storms in November and December has provided a good start to the 2...

Rising Waters in Yosemite: So Beautiful, So Dangerous

Water is coming on strong in Yosemite National Park. Rivers and waterfalls tumbling over some of nature's most spectacular landscapes are an incredible sight. They also are incredibly hazardous and potentially deadly. The National Weather Service and Nation...
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...

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 of year. The Department of Water Resources sai...
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...