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Welcome Snow Slows California's Plunge Back to Drought

Welcome drifts of fresh snow awaited California's water managers for their late-winter survey of the vital Sierra Nevada snowpack Monday after a massive winter storm slowed the state's plunge back into drought. The storm piled up to 8 feet (2.4 meters) of new snow in the mountains from late last week through the weekend, forcing Department of Water Resources officials to postpone the measurement for a few days. "We didn't feel like it would be safe for water officials...

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