California's snowpack is melting faster than ever before, leaving less available water
South Lake Tahoe, California, United States
14 Feb 2023
For decades, Californians have depended on the reliable appearance of spring and summer snowmelt to provide nearly a third of the state's supply of water. But as the state gets drier, and as wildfires climb to ever-higher elevations, that precious snow is melting faster and earlier than in years past — even in the middle of winter.