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April Snow Survey Less Than Hoped For

The State Department of Water Resources has taken its latest snow survey, and the results are disappointing…

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D-W-R Information Officer Doug Carlson says the state average comes in at 87 percent of average. While that is significantly better than last year when there was literally no snow in the northern Sierra at this time, Carlson says the drought is far from over. He also says things are not looking good over the next few weeks…

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Earlier this year, state officials were saying we needed 150 percent of average this year to end the drought. Carlson says the farther south you go, the worse the readings, and that’s also true for reservoirs. People are still being asked to continue to conserve water, even though the rivers and lakes are a lot higher than in the past.

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