California Drought Snow Pack Survery

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, center carries a snow survey tube as he crosses a snow covered meadow during the snowpack survey at Echo Summit, Calif., Tuesday, April 1, 2014. The survey showed the snowpack to to be 33.7 inches deep with a water content of 8.1inches, which is 29 percent of normal for this site at this time of year. Gehrke was accompanied by Joshua Nelson, left, from the Dept. of Finance, and California Council on Science and Technology Policy Fellow, Nicole Meyer-Morse. (AP Photo/ Rich Pedroncelli)

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