Scientists study snow melt mysteries

Today, state water officials will trek into the Sierra for one last snow survey of the season. All of the late-season storms — there was snow falling in Tahoe as recently as this week–would seem to portend a shot in the arm for California’s water supply. But there is still much we don’t understand about how and when the mountain runoff offers up its annual gift of water for reservoirs and irrigation.

This aired on The California Report on 4/31/10 and was accompanied by a blog post on the Climate Watch blog.

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Molly Samuel

Molly joined KQED as an intern in 2007, and since then has worked here as a reporter, producer, director and blogger. Molly has also reported for NPR, KALW and High Country News, and has produced audio stories for The Encyclopedia of Life and the Oakland Museum of California. She has a degree in Ancient Greek from Oberlin College and is a co-founder of the record label True Panther Sounds.

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