Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station on Thursday near Echo Summit.
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station on Thursday near Echo Summit. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press
Frank Gehrke, right, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the depth of the snowpack as he conducts the second manual snow survey of the season at Phillips Station on Thursday near Echo Summit. Rich Pedroncelli The Associated Press

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