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Tough Time for California's Drought


Last updated 12/25/2015 at 9:41am

Despite the Sierra Nevada having an above-average snowpack for this time of year, water managers have said that it is still not enough to make a dent in California's Drought.

Recent storms boosted the snowpack's statewide water content to 112 percent of normal for late December, according to Department of Water Resources spokesman Doug Carlson following preliminary estimates taken Wednesday Dec. 23.

National Weather Service meteorologist Nathan Owen, says more than a foot of new snow could fall Thursday at Lake Tahoe but with officials predicting it will take moisture levels much greater than normal, to have a substantial impact on the Drought, it still appears that there is a long way to go before we are able to replenish the affects on the water table.

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