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California Snowpack Survey Forebodes Tough Summer

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State officials say California's snowpack is at 32% of normal at a time of year when it's supposed to hit its peak. 
 
The state's Department of Water Resources said measurements taken in the Sierra Nevada Tuesday indicate no relief for a state in the grips of its third consecutive dry year. The results forebode a challenging summer for California farmers and many communities already facing restrictions on water use.  
 
State officials say while recent storms helped boost the snowpack's water levels, they have not been enough to reverse the ongoing drought.
 
California depends on runoff from the Sierra Nevada each spring to see the state through the hot, dry summer. 
 
Surveyors check the snowpack on the first of each month during the wet season, with the last scheduled for May 1.   (AP)

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