CALIFORNIA - State water officials say January storms have pushed the Sierra Nevada snowpack to 100 percent of average to date.
The Department of Water Resources said the snowpack is already at 71 percent of average for the state's rainy season, which typically reaches its maximum by April 1.
Winter snow provides drinking water for much of the state as it melts in warmer months and flows into reservoirs.
Rain and snow have fallen across the state this week, and more wet storms are in the forecast.
- January Storms Push Sierra Nevada Snowpack 100 Percent Average to Date
- Sierra Nevada 'Resilience' Out Now
- Marine presumed dead in Sierra Nevada Mountains
- Sliger Fire 100 percent contained
- North Fire 100 Percent Contained
- Junes Fire 100 Percent Contained
- Adams Fire 100 Percent Contained
- Sierra Nevada Hosts 'Pint Night' to Celebrate Resilience IPA
- LATEST: Morning road conditions crossing the Sierra Nevada range
- Massive search for Marine missing in Sierra Nevada Mountains