A mountain that John Muir described as ‘perpetually snowclad’ is now bare all the way to the summit.
Yosemite opens the high-country highway, the third-earliest date traffic has resumed on the route.
State officials say water supply in mountains is just 18 percent of average for the date.
Keep your fingers crossed: We’ve got a decent shot at some actual moisture falling out of the sky.
It didn’t rain very much. It’s unusually hot. And now the state is literally on fire. Up on Echo Summit in the Sierra, Frank Gehrke, chief surveyor for the California Department of Water Resources told the Associated Press he wasn’t finding a snowpack. “I’m finding nothing,” he said. “Seriously, there is no snow on the […]
An ongoing project we started in the KQED newsroom last winter: California Reservoir Watch. What does the watch show today? Most of our reservoirs are just sloshing with water after a wet fall. And while it’s still too early to make a call on whether we’ll wind up with a wet winter—as our Climate Watch […]