Thanks to El Niño, California’s Snowpack is the Deepest it’s Been in Five Years

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El Niño snow at Mammoth Mountain in early January. Photo by Kevin Westerbarger (athlete: Shayne Pospisil), courtesy of Mammoth Resorts.

It might not be quite enough to end California’s epic drought, but the state’s current snowpack is the deepest it has been in five years. The Los Angeles Times reports that readings of the Sierra Nevada snowpack taken this week showed California’s statewide water content was 18.7 inches, or 115 percent of the historical average. The above-average snowpack is thanks in large part to this year’s record breaking El Niño.

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