Status of the California cooperative snow survey program

TitleStatus of the California cooperative snow survey program
Publication TypeConference Proceedings
Year of Conference1990
AuthorsHart, D., and Gehrke F.
Conference Name58th Annual Western Snow Conference
Series TitleProceedings of the 58th Annual Western Snow Conference
Date PublishedApril 1990
PublisherWestern Snow Conference
Conference LocationSacramento, California
KeywordsCalifornia, Snow survey

California occupies a unique position in the West of administering its own snow survey and water supply forecast program. This program, which was established in 1928 by the Legislature, is currently administered by the Department of Water Resources and combines the efforts of the Department and a number of other interested agencies throughout the State. This paper presents a history of the program and its approach to meeting the needs of the water users in California.