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27
FEB
2014

Nevadans Hang Hopes on Drought-Busting Potential of Emerging El Niño

As Nevada ranchers, farmers and residents brace for a desperately dry summer, one big glimmer of hope is emerging in this third year of drought. Climate scientists are becoming increasingly confident that El Niño conditions will emerge by the end of this upcoming summer, boosting...
21
JAN
2014

Sierra Snow Survey Serves Up No Surprises

The Sierra’s first snow survey, conducted early this month, indicated what we already knew – it’s the beginning of another dry year.  According to a recently published article in the Sacramento Bee, California experienced one of the driest starts to winter ever recorded. In fact,...
20
MAR
2013

Sierra Snowpack Water Storage looking low

Earlier this winter, we took a look at a promising beginning to the winter’s snowpack and corresponding water storage after big December storms. Our January WETLAB blog reported end-of-December totals of 112 percent water content in the Sierra Snowpack that feeds the Truckee...
14
JAN
2013

Sierra Snowpack Water Content Off To A Strong Start!

Sierra Snowpack water content off to a strong start! It’s that time of year again – the time when intrepid snow surveyors head out into the Sierra Nevada Mountains to assess how much water is stored in the winter’s snowpack. California Department of Water Resources surveyors went...
18
OCT
2012

Winter Forecasting from WETLAB

This time of year, many skiers, snowboarders and other snow-lovers in Northern Nevada and elsewhere start to wonder what kind of winter is coming.
16
JAN
2012

Waiting for Water – A Dry Start to Winter

Finally SNOW! Over a century ago, our region was characterized by booms and busts in gold and silver. Now it’s water – last year hit the motherload with snowfall in the Sierra for the record books. This year – so far – has been a bust, with the second driest...
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