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Fifth Straight Month Of Below Normal Precip

More discouraging precipitation news from the Department of Water Resources. It says February marks the fifth straight month of below-normal rain and snow. The latest snowpack survey shows it’s down to 62-percent of average in the Northern Sierra, compared to 69-percent a month ago. And, statewide, DWR Public Information Officer Chris Orrock says it’s dropped nine points to 61-percentā€¦

click to listen to Chris Orrock

Orrock also points out that there have been only two atmospheric rivers this winter, which we’ve increasingly been relying on for our water supply, because of climate changeā€¦

click to listen to Chris Orrock

Reservoir storage is only 55-percent of normal for Oroville Dam, 68-percent for Lake Shasta. But closer to home, the water picture is better. The Nevada Irrigation District says their snowpack is 79-percent of average, with overall reservoir storage at 84-percent.

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