The need for more water storage in the American River Watershed will continue to be a increasing problem as growth continues and global warming increases.
Dry March cuts snowpack to half of normal
By Matt Weiser - Bee Staff Writer
Published 12:00 am PDT Thursday, March 29, 2007
The latest Sierra Nevada survey shows that California's snowpack has fallen to less than half of normal after a dry March.
Wednesday's survey showed the snowpack's water content at 46 percent of normal statewide -- down from 64 percent recorded March 2. The snowpack banks water to get homes, farms and businesses through the state's dry summers.
"Instead of seeing an increase of 5 or 6 inches in March, we lost 8 or 9 inches.
That's a pretty bleak month," said Frank Gehrke, snow survey chief at the state Department of Water Resources.