Feb 2, 2016

California snowpack at best level since 2011, but it’s not enough

California
USA
by
Peter Fimrite
,
SFGate
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snow pack as he does a snow survey at Leavitt Lake near Bridgeport Calif. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snow pack as he does a snow survey at Leavitt Lake near Bridgeport Calif. Photo: Rich Pedroncelli, Associated Press

California’s snowpack is 114 percent of average for this time of year, the best haul since February 2011 and a sign that California may be crawling out of its four-year drought.