Overnight Snowfall Could Improve Snow Survey



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(Sacramento, CA)
Thursday, January 30, 2014

However, the Department of Water Resources say it won't be enough to put a real dent in the drought.

The Department said Wednesday before the storm began, readings showed the water content of the snowpack had dropped to 10 percent of normal statewide.

The state's reservoirs are also only a third full.

Earlier this month, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency.

Snow Water Equivalents Divided Per Region for Jan. 30

  • Northern Sierra - 6 percent normal for this date
  • Central Sierra - 15 percent normal for this date
  • Southern Sierra - 14 percent normal for this date

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