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January 6, 2013
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Sierra Nevada snowpack is well above average for early season

Chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke skied into the middle of a clearing in Phillips station Wednesday to take measurements for the California Department of Water Resources’ first snow survey of the year. And unlike last January, there was actually snow to measure. Gehrke recorded 12.1 inches of water content in about 4 feet of snow, just above average for this time of year at the station near Echo Summit. “All this snow is a nice seasonal present. Last year we could only find .14 inches of water content so you can see the huge difference between …

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