Warm temperatures plus a lack of precipitation have taken a very heavy toll on snowpack in most of the western U.S.

Thanks especially to warm temperatures, plus a lack of precipitation, the snowpack in most of the Western United States is in bad shape right now — nowhere worse than in California’s Sierra Nevada range.

For all but the northern reaches of the region, snowpack stands at no more than about 50 percent of average, and in many places it’s much worse.

For California, snowpack as of today, Feb. 4, is at just 25 percent of normal.

Luckily, the state’s reservoirs are still brimming with wat

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