Merced drainage sees all-time low snowpack

This month’s 2% ‘is driest on record,’ Park confirms

Clouds billowed over a mostly-dry Red Peak and Clark Range prior to this week's storm. On April 1, the Merced River drainage snowpack stood at just 2 percent of its norm, the California Department of Water Resources reported.Despite this week’s storms,which deposited just over an inch of rain in town, and snow in the Sierra, the water outlook remains dire—California is still in the throes of a massive drought.
On April 1, the last manual snow survey of the season was taken by Yosemi...

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