After the three driest years on record, rain and snowfall have dramatically changed conditions in many parts of the state, including the Sierra. These storms built the Sierra snowpack to above-average levels, improving water storage levels as a result of the snow melt. This means that the flows coming into our two small water storage reservoirs (Lyons and Pinecrest) are sufficient enough to keep them as full as normal.
Drought is "normal" in California and so we are always watching the water supply and planning to ensure our community has a reliable water supply no matter what may come. We have made several water supply reliability improvements since the last drought, such as installing grant-funded groundwater wells, but we still need to work together to protect our water supply.
For more information regarding drought, rainfall, snowpack and water supply, please check out the links below: