The Sierra Nevada snowpack can provide up to 60% of the state’s water and is particularly important in summer and fall.
Most recently, state and federal allocations of surface water were slashed to a trickle due to less snowpack in the Sierra Nevada — a move expected to force some growers to search underground for additional sources of water to keep their farms from ruin.
Winter Weather Advisory is now in effect for the Sierra Nevada from Yosemite N.P. to Kings Canyon N.P. above 6000 feet through 5 AM PDT. The Winter Storm Warning has been cancelled. More info here: #cawx
Total snow accumulations in the Sierra Nevada tonight through Monday morning will vary from as low as amounts depicted in the leftmost image to as high as amounts depicted in the rightmost image. The most likely snow amounts are indicated in the middle image. #CAwx
Total snow accumulations in the Sierra Nevada Saturday night through Monday morning will vary from as low as amounts depicted in the leftmost image to as high as amounts depicted in the rightmost image. The most likely snow amounts are indicated in the middle image. #CAwx
The @BLMNational areas of the Sierra Nevada in #California can recharge the soul and awaken the senses. Writer Alice Walker said, "In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect." Filled with lush wildflowers and picturesque mountains, the Sierras are nature's perfection
The Sierra Nevada is really living up to its name “snowy mountain range” this year ?. With snow reports coming in feet & snow storms still moving in, it’s now home to the snowiest ski resort in the U.S. Our satellites captured its 2019 look:
A new study finds the loss of water during a 4 year drought caused California's Sierra Nevada mountain range to rise in height, prompting scientist to reconsider Earth’s capacity to store water:
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada has hit a 500-year low. Here it is in 2010 and 2015