Annual Mid-Winter Pictures of Yosemite Valley Paint a Dire Scene of Drought in California

Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada has vanished

I’ve heard plenty of horror stories from skiers in California about the lack of snow in recent years. These pictures of Yosemite Valley - taken by a webcam operated by the Yosemite Conservancy - took my breath away. It’s the most startling evidence of what the U.S. Drought Monitor calls …