California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack — a key source of the state’s water supply — is 30 percent of normal.
Experts say February is the peak season for snow accumulation. Nearly all of California’s rain and snow falls between Nov. 1 and March 31. So time is running short.
Ominously, the forecast for the next two weeks calls for more hot weather across the state, with almost no chance of rain or snow.
Over the past 90 days, the average temperature in the Sierra has been about five degrees hotter than average.
The good news, according to the Mercury News, reservoirs around California are in good shape. Most are nearly full after last year’s storms, reducing the chance of summer water restrictions.
So there’s no real crisis, leaving plenty of maneuvering space for California’s lazy politicians to blame President Trump for the lack of rain.