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Sierra Snow Survey May Indicate Dry Year Ahead

Sierra Snow Survey May Indicate Dry Year Ahead
Posted January 3rd, 2014 @ 6:51pm by KFBK News - Scot Murdoch

The first survey of the season does not hold good news for California.

At a time when we are seeing record-low levels in Folsom Lake, as well as other water sheds across the state, the frist snow survey of the season shows the snow pack isn't going to help much.

"Statewide we're only at about 20 percent of average snow pack water content," Ted Thomas with the California Department of Water Resources said. 

The melting snowpack normally provides about one-third of the water used in California, Thomas said. 

However, some storms are on the way and should be here next week.

Thomas also says that just because a winter starts out dry, it doesn't mean it will end that way.

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