By Veronica Rocha, Los Angeles Times
California’s current snowpack is the deepest it has been in five years — a modest, yet encouraging milestone in a period of prolonged drought.
Readings of the Sierra Nevada snowpack on Tuesday showed water content statewide was 18.7 inches, or 115% of the historical average for that date, according to the California Department of Water Resources.
Water officials say the good news is that California’s snowpack and reservoirs have benefited from El Niño rainstorms. But they warned that it was too soon to determine whether winter rains were enough to make any major dent on the California’s drought.