How Low Is The Snow? A Drought Update

Feb 11, 2014

Recent rain and snow are good to have, but probably not good enough. 

A snow survey in the Sierra, 2008.  That's Frank Gehrke on the right.
A snow survey in the Sierra, 2008. That's Frank Gehrke on the right.
Credit California Department of Water Resources

The region is way behind in precipitation, and California's governor already declared a drought weeks ago.  Oregon may follow suit if the conditions demand. 

Recent snow surveys show grim news for the months ahead unless there's a lot more precipitation. 

From California's Department of Water Resources, Chief of Cooperative Snow Surveys Frank Gehrke is our guest.