Some in the Sierra Still Optimistic Despite Below-Average Snowpack

Last month, the state’s snow survey team saw snow levels just shy of average and on Thursday the trend continued downward.

“Seventy-nine percent of an average February and 58% of the April 1 average here at this location,” said Sean de Guzman, chief of the Department of Water Resources’ Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Section.

Along with measurements taken at the station near Echo Summit, measurements at 260 other locations indicate the snowpack is below average.