DWR Updates

Sean de Guzman (right), chief of the California Department of Water Resources Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Section, conducts the first media snow survey of the 2021 season at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.

We are now past the halfway mark in California’s normally wettest winter months, and the wet season to date has been anything but.

image of rain falling near freeway overpass

California’s 2020 Water Year, which ran from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, emphasized the State’s extreme weather swings, with drenching rains in the southern part of the state and dry conditions in the north. So far, California’s fall and winter seasons have seen intermittent precipitation, which has left many asking: what can we expect for Water Year 2021?