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Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, second right, crosses a snow covered meadow as he conducts the snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif., Thursday, Feb. 27 2014. The department says its latest survey shows the Sierra Nevada snowpack is still well below normal — bad news for the drought-stricken state. Gehrke is accompanied by California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellows, Brie Lindsey, left, Karen Morrison, second from left, and Toni Lee.

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