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Recent Storms Have Helped Snowpack

Posted at 6:33 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 21:33:17-04

2016 began significantly wetter than normal, but rain and snow-pack still hover slightly below average. 

Many of the Central Valley farmer's rely on the Sierra Nevada snow-pack to sustain them with water for most of the year, before tapping into the groundwater supply. Recent storms, particularly in the central and northern Sierra have brought new hope for a sustainable snow-pack, but compared to average state-wide, California only sits at about 90% of average. 

Senator Feinsteins office released a press release dated March 11th, calling for more pumping of snowmelt to help save surplus water, but this comes shortly after the San Luis reservoir released water back into the ocean.

This water would have been very beneficial to growers in the Great Central Valley.