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March 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero
Using this new approach to calculate the snow’s water content also means improved forecasts for farms and cities, and even positive benefits for renewable-energy production. The program soon could go statewide — if it gets funded.
March 5, 2018
(AP) — Monday's snow survey found a "much rosier" picture than before last week's heavy winter storm, but still less than half the usual snow for this point in the season.
January 3, 2018 | Randol White
Water content throughout the Sierra Nevada is about a quarter of where it should be this time of year.
July 27, 2017
(AP) - A wild meadow hidden from public view for more than a century in California's Sierra Nevada is opening for tours after it was purchased by conservation groups.
March 24, 2017
The National Weather Service reports Friday that the Sacramento area will continue to receive rain for the majority of Friday.
February 28, 2017
In an effort to reduce the widespread damage of forest fires, officials in El Dorado County are now using controlled burns and new collaborative tools. We hear from fire officials on new tools being used to control fires.
January 5, 2017
Sierra Nevada recently announced it is donating $2 million for an endowed professorship in brewing. Charlie Bamforth, professor of Brewing and Malting Sciences joins us to discuss.
November 3, 2016 | Julia Mitric
People have grown marijuana quietly in Calaveras County for decades. But after the Butte fire word got out that Calaveras was the place to grow. Now long-time residents say a “green rush" fueled by outsiders is hurting their county.
October 4, 2016 | Amy Quinton
Major construction is underway to restore a mountain meadow in the Sierra Nevada. Scientists say it will improve water quality, increase water supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
October 4, 2016 | Julia Mitric
A yellow-legged frog that was once the most abundant amphibian in the Sierra Nevada is now the most rare. But a new study finds the frog population in Yosemite National Park shows signs of slow recovery after decades of severe decline.