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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.

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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.

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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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Sacramento-Area Water Conservation 31 Percent In May

June 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought and water providers continue to urge voluntary conservation, as mandatory statewide rules have ended. Sacramento-area residents reduced their water use by 31 percent in May.

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Water Supply A 'Concern' This Summer In California

June 16, 2016 | Ed Joyce

A lack of rain in May and June has wiped out that "drought-free" area of northwestern California and water supply could become a 'concern' later this summer.

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