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Snow surveys show grim picture

The California Department of Water Resources has conducted its first snow survey of the winter. Officials said they found “more bare ground than snow.” According to a news release from the DWR, “Manual and electronic readings record the snowpack’s statewide water content at about 20% of average for this time of year.” DWR Director Mark […]

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Winter so far tracks drought of 1976-77

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power snow and precipitation graph on the utility’s website says it all.  The graph line for this year’s snowpack has nearly tracked the serious drought year of 1976-77.  But, as Department of Water Resource officials point out, there’s a lot left of winter. Earlier this month, the California […]

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