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The heavy atmospheric river storms dumping on Northern California since January have increased the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 153 percent of its historical average for this date.
That’s according to sensors from the Department of Water Resources spread across the Sierra that give daily preliminary readings.
The measurement is good news for water districts and for snow aficionados alike, since Sierra snow makes up 30 to 50 percent of California’s water supply. Winter storms bolstered the Sierra snowpack by 114 percent in the last 3 months.