California’s snowpack: Now zero percent of normal—a worst case scenario for state’s water supply

Slate: California's current megadrought hit a shocking new low this week: On Thursday, the state's snowpack officially ran out. At least some measurable snowpack in the Sierra mountains usually lasts all summer. But this year, its early demise means that runoff from the mountains--which usually makes up the bulk of surface water for farms and cities during the long summer dry season--will be essentially non-existent. To be clear: there's still a bit of snow left, and some water will be released from reservoirs......

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