Let it snow! And snow, and snow!
We all know that snow is so fun to play in, but do you know snow is incredibly vital for our water supply in the months way past winter?
Many of us think rain is the most important precipitation for ending a drought but snow is actually a large part of that equation. The amount of water-storing snow on our mountains means we can have water later in the year as it melts and fills our lakes, streams and reservoirs.
Unfortunately, last April, hydrologists measured the snowpack to be 83% of the average so we are hoping for lots of snow this winter. For that to happen we need something else: COLD. While Southern Californians love warmer weather, cold is essential for creating that snow to add to our mountains' snowpack. That is why water heroes are also climate heroes, taking action to slow climate change, keep cold coming and make sure it snows and snows and snows!
This month we learn about snow, celebrate snow and learn how hydrologists measure the snowpack. Would you like to learn a little more yourself? Check out this educational video
about how our snowpack affects water conservation.
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