Frank Gehrke, right, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, measures the snowpack with colleague Joshua Nelson at Echo Summit in April 2014.
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, measures the snowpack with colleague Joshua Nelson at Echo Summit in April 2014. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, measures the snowpack with colleague Joshua Nelson at Echo Summit in April 2014. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

Sierra snowpack rises as holiday travel warnings pile up

December 23, 2015 10:42 AM