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Sierra snow levels at 188%

The final snow survey of 2019 showed a healthy late-spring snowpack and that means ample water supplies across the state, according to the California Department of Water Resources.  

The survey taken May 1 at the Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada mountains shows a snowpack of 188 percent of average thanks to the wet winter.


Water agencies that have rights to the water captured along the Sierras will see more water this year than most.

This is good news for Desert Water because it relies on the Sierra snowpack for imported water to replenish the aquifer.

Conservation is still key however to ensure a long-term dependable water supply that can withstand future droughts.