So François Villon (1431 – 1463) asked in his famous poem.
Correct contemporary answer: Run off into the Pacific Ocean.
Snow on the Sierra Nevada would provide much needed water for California if the run-off were not deliberately diverted to the ocean.
In this video, David Spady of Americans for Prosperity explains the water shortage.
He rightly blames the politicians in Sacramento. He doesn’t stress that they are Democrats. But that is what they are and have been for far too long. As Democrats, they are also of course devotees of the religion of Environmentalism. They divert billions of gallons of water to save a tiny fish, a smelt, which is going extinct anyway.
More than it needs heavy snowfalls on the mountains, California needs a change of government.