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Tue February 11, 2014

How Low Is The Snow? A Drought Update

Frank Gehrke talks snow surveys, what they show this year, and what that means for California water.

Recent rain and snow are good to have, but probably not good enough. 

A snow survey in the Sierra, 2008. That's Frank Gehrke on the right.
Credit California Department of Water Resources

The region is way behind in precipitation, and California's governor already declared a drought weeks ago.  Oregon may follow suit if the conditions demand. 

Recent snow surveys show grim news for the months ahead unless there's a lot more precipitation. 

From California's Department of Water Resources, Chief of Cooperative Snow Surveys Frank Gehrke is our guest.  


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