Marketplace, a radio show by American Public Media, sent reporter Jed Kim to spend the day with us during our guideschool. The episode aired yesterday on NPR.
“Massive snowfall brings reprieve for businesses that need it
The snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California provides as much as a third of the state’s freshwater supply in a normal year. This has not been a normal year. The final measurement of the Sierra snowpack came in earlier this week at twice the historical average.
This big snow comes on the heels of several abnormally dry years. There’s been little to no snowpack in recent seasons due to California’s massive drought. The bust then boom in snow has meant a wild ride for businesses that depend on it — and the water it provides as it melts.”