I flew back into Sac from Dallas (don't ask) over the Sierras on a line from just south of Emerald Bay to Colfax and across the Sierras at one of the areas that should be covered with deep snow. There was just a skim of snow on the highest peaks and lakes that should be beneath 20' of snow were ice free and had boats on one of them. It may help the quail avoid winter kill but they'll be close to any water that's left during hunting season if we don't get some precip. and soon.