The bad news keeps coming for California. The snowpack went to zero. Snow melts, but in the mountains it can persist in permanent snowfields that can grow into glaciers. The opposite is happening. A persistent snowpack relinquishes water gradually throughout the summer, adding to the local water supply. With the snowpack at zero in May, that means yet another source of water has vanished. It won’t return until next year. In the meantime, California needs rain, and isn’t getting it.