Friday, April 14, 2017

Wet winter 2016-17 sets precipitation record in Northern California-LA Times, 4/13/17

4/13/17, "Wet winter sets precipitation record in Northern California," LA Times, Sarah Parvini

"A series of late-season storms has vaulted this winter into the history books, making it the wettest winter for California’s northern Sierra Nevada in nearly a century of record-keeping, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

As of Thursday, an astonishing 89.7 inches of precipitation across a zone of eight stations in the northern Sierra has been recorded since October. That breaks the record 88.5 inches that fell by the in the 1982-83 rainy season.

Sierra Nevada precipitation is significant because the mountain range supplies large amounts of water to the rest of the state....

The San Joaquin index, which covers a zone of five stations, could also set a record this year. That region is tracking close to the 1982-83 record year."...


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