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Storms Give Little Boost To Snowpack Water Content

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, March 19, 2012

Frank Gehrke with the state Department of Water Resources says it was a good sierra, winter storm.

"It's certainly better than, than nothing."

But Gehrke says the thing to keep in mind is - we haven't even gotten up to an average change in snow water content for March.

"We probably picked up three to five inches of snow water equivalent and that's still generally not up to what we would expect to see during March, upwards of six to seven inches increase in the water equivalent."

Gerhke says as of this morning, snowpack in the Northern Sierra is around 52% of normal for the date, Central Sierra around 44% and Southern Sierra around 37%...still way below an average year.


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