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California’s snow drought is a recipe for danger

Scant snowfall is fueling drought, floods, wildfires and mudslides.
Sequoia National Park, part of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

Sequoia National Park, part of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

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California is likely facing another year of water woes. The Sierra Nevada snowpack, which supplies up to a third of California’s water, is exceptionally meager this year. Experts found around half as much snow on the mountains as they typically would in early April, when the snowpack is historically most voluminous.

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