2021 Brings Storms, But Current Conditions Show More Are Needed

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The Department of Water Resources (DWR) today conducted the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station and although the statewide snowpack has improved since the last survey, the results indicate another dry year remains a possibility.

The survey recorded 63 inches of snow depth and a snow water equivalent (SWE) of 17 inches, which is 93% of average for this location and 63% of April 1 average. The SWE measures the amount of water contained in the snowpack and April 1 is typically when the snowpack reaches its peak water content.

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