The winter’s end snowpack in the Sierra Nevada has been recorded at a historic high and the best snowpack in 40 years proving climate changers wrong.
In fact, the snowpack is measured at 161 percent higher than average and this is important news for California because it helps replenish the state’s water supply.
This is also important news because liberal global warming religionists in California have been saying that the drought in the Golden State is permanent… apparently weather changes, huh?
According to The Mercury News:
State water officials consider the annual April 1 snowpack reading in the Sierra Nevada to be the most important of the year for planning summer water supplies across California. The April survey typically takes place when the snowpack is at its deepest and the water content, a key indicator for water supply, is at its highest for the season, according to the DWR.
Well, looks like the state is in great shape for the rest of the year!
The paper adds:
California’s water supply for the next year is almost in ideal shape, and the rainy season isn’t over, with yet another atmospheric river storm forecast to arrive Friday.
“With full reservoirs and a dense snowpack, this year is practically a California water-supply dream,” Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth said in a statement. “However, we know our long-term water supply reliability cannot rely on annual snowpack alone. It will take an all-of-the-above approach to build resiliency for the future.”
But… how can that be?
“Our April survey is very significant because this is typically when we see the deepest snowpack with the most water content,” said Chris Orrock, a dwr spokesman, the paper reported. “Our water managers use that to judge what type of melt off we’re going to get as we get into the warmer, drier summer months.”
Since 1980, the statewide snowpack through April 1 has measured 160 percent of normal or higher just four times, according to data from the DWR, which conducted Tuesday’s measurement. The largest snowpack over the last nearly 40 years was 1983 at 227 percent; in 2017, the snowpack measured 159 percent of average.
Wow. All that good news.
Where are all the global warming religionists to talk about the end of the earth now?
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