Take Two for May 3 2013

Survey reveals California snowpack only 17 percent of normal

Big Bear Ski Scene Feature

Grant Slater/KPCC

Sean Jameson of San Clemente makes his way to the bottom of Bear Mountain. Fresh snow had dumped a foot of powder on the mountain before noon.

The early start to the fire season is just one effect of a very dry winter. Yesterday, state officials took one last measure of the snow in the Sierra Mountains. The results? Not good.

This winter will go down as one of the driest on record. Here to tell us how dry, and what that will mean for California, is KPCC's Science Reporter Sanden Totten.


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