One year after snow surveyors stood on a dusty mountainside in California and reported that snow-water content was just 5 percent of normal, the situation in the Sierra Nevada range is much improved.
But it is still not normal. The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) reported on March 30, 2016, that snow cover in the mountains was 87 percent of the long-term average.
This page has one of those cool slidey things so you can compare the two images:
Source: Sierra Nevada Snowpack is Better, but Not Normal : Image of the Day
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