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April 3, 2013
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Sierra Nevada range snowpack is low; drought might await Northern Nevada

January through March were the driest first three months of a year on record for much of the Sierra Nevada range, according to the chief of the California Cooperative Snow Survey program. Records go back to at least the 1920s, Frank Gehrke said. The National Weather Service in Reno expects the driest three-month start as measured at Tahoe City. As of late March, the North Lake Tahoe community had received just 2.42 inches of precipitation for January through March. Tahoe City averages 16.2 inches of precipitation for that period. Until now, the driest January through March for the community was …

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