Spring Storms Improve California’s Snowpack… A Little…

A string of spring storms (OK, those of us living through them have used far-less-charitable words) have moved the needle a little on California’s snowpack — mostly in the northern end of the state.

The central and southern Sierras are still running a huge deficit, but the the Northern part of the state is creeping up.

California Snowpack Chart

California Snowpack as of 4/13/2012 (click image for latest figures)

It’s still going to be a tough water year for California — whose water resources are severely overcommitted — but it is better than the 40% of normal numbers we were looking at a month ago.