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How NASA, Lasers And New Technology Help Measure California’s Snowpack With Exceptional Accuracy

March 8, 2018 | Ezra David Romero

Using this new approach to calculate the snow’s water content also means improved forecasts for farms and cities, and even positive benefits for renewable-energy production. The program soon could go statewide — if it gets funded.

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Storm Leaves California With Half Of Usual Snow For Year

March 5, 2018

(AP) — Monday's snow survey found a "much rosier" picture than before last week's heavy winter storm, but still less than half the usual snow for this point in the season.

California Department Of Water Resources

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Water In California’s Snowpack Nearly Double Its Long-Term Average

May 1, 2017 | Julia Mitric

The state's lead water agency conducted the last survey of the wet season today. It's now a matter of managing run-off.

Maggie Macias / California Department of Water Resources

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Substantial Snowpack In Manual Survey Shows California Moving From Drought To Deluge

March 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California has gone from drought to deluge in the past year. Snow now blankets the Sierra for the April manual snow survey.

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Water in Sierra Snowpack At 173 Percent Of Normal

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Today's Sierra snowpack survey has scientists with the California Department of Water Resources optimistic about the state's water supply.

California Department of Water Resources

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Water In California's Snowpack Below Average

January 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The first manual snow survey of the season found the amount of water in California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack below average.

Steve Margulis/UCLA

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California Snowpack Won't Recover From Drought For Years

June 21, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new UCLA study shows that it will likely take until 2019 before California Sierra Nevada snowpack recovers from the drought.

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Water Conservation Rate Drops As Does Water Content In Snow

March 3, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California’s water supply continues to diminish. The water content in the Sierra snowpack is the worst it’s been this time of year since 1991. Water conservation rates are equally dismal, dropping dramatically in January.

Mike Jensen / Merced Irrigation District

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Snowpack In California "Dismally Meager"

January 29, 2015 | Amy Quinton

The California Department of Water Resources says the state’s snowpack is “dismally meager.” A lack of snow in the Sierra is keeping rivers low and drying up some reservoirs.

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