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Snow pack in California’s mountains off to good start, but can it resolve state’s drought?

Three dry months followed good start last year

January 4, 2023  By Ground Water Canada

Sacramento, Calif. – The drought-stricken state of California could see some relief this spring as its mountain snow pack is experiencing one of its best years in four decades. About a third of the state’s water originates from melted snow in the Sierra Nevada range. Although hopeful, state officials don’t want to get too optimistic. A year ago, the snow pack was 160 per cent of the first survey’s average, but three of the driest months ever recorded in California followed, leaving snow at only 38 per cent of its historic average. Toronto Star report | READ MORE

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