Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, points to a mark on a measuring pole that was the previous lowest snowpack level as Gov. Jerry Brown and Mark Cowin, right, director of the Department of Water Resources, look on at a news conference last week where Brown announced an executive order requiring cities to reduce water usage 25 percent compared with 2013.
Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, points to a mark on a measuring pole that was the previous lowest snowpack level as Gov. Jerry Brown and Mark Cowin, right, director of the Department of Water Resources, look on at a news conference last week where Brown announced an executive order requiring cities to reduce water usage 25 percent compared with 2013. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Frank Gehrke, left, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program, points to a mark on a measuring pole that was the previous lowest snowpack level as Gov. Jerry Brown and Mark Cowin, right, director of the Department of Water Resources, look on at a news conference last week where Brown announced an executive order requiring cities to reduce water usage 25 percent compared with 2013. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

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