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Sierra Snowpack Off to a Great Start for Skiers and Farmers



Photo of the Mammoth Mountain region of the SierraM
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As holiday shoppers ventured out for last-minute gifts over the weekend, the snow-dusted Sierra was visible throughout Fresno and Clovis.
Those magnificent views are backed by the latest snowpack report from the California Department of Water Resources.
The agency reports that the Sierra snowpack is off to its best start since 2010. And that’s good news for skiers and farmers.

Statewide Snowpack at 105% of Normal

The snowpack as of today puts the state at 105% of the average for Dec. 23. Last year at this time, it was 82%.
However, the northern Sierra snowpack, which is vital for many Valley farmers, trails the other regions at 93% of normal.
The snowpack for the central Sierra is at 105%; it’s 117% for the southern Sierra.
In addition, the mountains have accumulated 31% of the season’s average snowpack ending on April 1.

Chart of California snowpack by region

(California Department of Water Resources)