El Nino on NPR: Roger clarifies the snowpack report
Amid Severe Drought, California Snowpack Hits 5-Year High was an interview by Jeremy Hobson, originally published on NPR on Jan. 27, 2016.
Listen to the Here&Now podcast of Roger Bales' read on the snowpack. As a hydrologist at the University of California, Merced Sierra Nevada Research Institute, he cautions too much enthusiasm about El Nino by describing the reservoirs and long-term effects of drought.
Across California, the snowpack is at 115 percent of the average for this time of year. That is the highest since 2011 when it reached 129 percent, according to measurements from the California Department of Water Resources.
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