snowmelt News

Dry Spell Raises Concern of Drought’s Return in California

It’s been almost a year since Los Angeles residents felt any real rain, and precious little snow is in the Sierras, but water managers say it’s too early for fears that California is sliding back into drought as abruptly as …

Researchers Improving West Coast Rain on Snow Flooding Forecasts

Many of the worst West Coast winter floods pack a double punch. Heavy rains and melting snow wash down the mountains together to breach riverbanks, wash out roads and flood buildings. These events are unpredictable and difficult to forecast. Yet …

Idaho Governor Declares Disaster for Soggy Bonner County

Idaho’s governor has issued a disaster declaration to help Bonner County in northern Idaho deal with record rain and snowmelt that have damaged roads and triggered landslides. Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter approved the declaration this week. Idaho Bureau of Homeland …