Hope for California Drought: Sierra Snowpack is 136 Percent of Normal

Hope for California Drought: Sierra Snowpack is 136 Percent of Normal

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SAN JOSE, Calif. — State surveyors in the Sierra Nevada delivered some welcome news on Wednesday amid California's worst drought in more than a century: The snowpack is well above average for this time of year. In an anxiously watched rite of winter, state Department of Water Resources surveyor Frank Gehrke weighed a tube of snow…

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