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Snowpack measurements ‘abysmal,’ officials say

Record low snowpack measurements in the Sierra were called “abysmal” by California authorities on Friday. “California has just ended one of the driest years in recorded history in many areas,” said Secretary for Natural Resources John Laird on Friday. “Today’s snowpack measurement was an abysmal 20 percent of normal. This is a clear call for all of us to cut back on the amount of water we use watering lawns and landscaping. We have to keep our showers short, and run our washing machines and dishwashers only when we have a full load.” December 2013 topped off a very dry …

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