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  • Sierra snowpack 'not what we hoped,' but still better than last year

    Taking the key spring measurement of the Sierra snowpack near Echo Summit on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California cooperative snow surveys program, indicated mixed results. Compared to the previous year, the snowpack that is 95 percent of average is a good amount. But based on hopes driven by a strong early storm season, the total is somewhat disappointing.

Taking the key spring measurement of the Sierra snowpack near Echo Summit on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California cooperative snow surveys program, indicated mixed results. Compared to the previous year, the snowpack that is 95 percent of average is a good amount. But based on hopes driven by a strong early storm season, the total is somewhat disappointing. Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee
Taking the key spring measurement of the Sierra snowpack near Echo Summit on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California cooperative snow surveys program, indicated mixed results. Compared to the previous year, the snowpack that is 95 percent of average is a good amount. But based on hopes driven by a strong early storm season, the total is somewhat disappointing. Randy Pench The Sacramento Bee

Critical Sierra survey finds healthy snowpack – but no ‘drought buster’

March 30, 2016 11:37 AM

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