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'Sierra Nada': Gov. Brown, water officials to measure 'dismal' snowpack
'Sierra Nada': Gov. Brown, water officials to measure 'dismal' snowpack

Gov. Jerry Brown will be on hand Wednesday as state officials take stock of what they expect to be historically abysmal levels of snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. It's another foreboding sign for a state languishing in drought, as the wet season winds to a close. Electronic readings taken this week at about 100 stations across the Sierra showed that the water content of the snow was only about 6% of the state average for April 1, the day on which snowpack is normally considered at its peak. Official manual readings will be announced Wednesday afternoon. Early data show the snowpack is lower than any year since 1950, when record-keeping...

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