Snow is scarce in the mountains around Lake Tahoe on Feb. 25. The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack delivers about 60 percent of the freshwater Californians use in their homes, businesses and farms. But more winter precipitation is falling on the Sierra as rain rather than snow, which changes the duration and intensity of runoff.
Snow is scarce in the mountains around Lake Tahoe on Feb. 25. The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack delivers about 60 percent of the freshwater Californians use in their homes, businesses and farms. But more winter precipitation is falling on the Sierra as rain rather than snow, which changes the duration and intensity of runoff. Sue Morrow smorrow@sacbee.com
Snow is scarce in the mountains around Lake Tahoe on Feb. 25. The Sierra Nevada’s snowpack delivers about 60 percent of the freshwater Californians use in their homes, businesses and farms. But more winter precipitation is falling on the Sierra as rain rather than snow, which changes the duration and intensity of runoff. Sue Morrow smorrow@sacbee.com

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