Department of Water Resources

These satellite images show the snowpack in California on Jan. 13, 2013 on the left and on Jan. 13, 2014 on the right. (Photo credit: NASA/NOAA)

California snowpack survey forebodes tough summer

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) – The Sierra snowpack in drought-stricken California measured at 32 percent of normal Tuesday at a time of year when it’s supposed to be at its peak, the state’s Department of Water […]


Report: 1 in 5 Calif. citizens lives in flood zone

(AP) — California is suffering from one of its driest winters on record, but some statewide water managers are focusing on the opposite end of the precipitation spectrum — the one-in-five residents who live in regions prone to catastrophic flooding.