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Average snowpack could prolong California water conservation

A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada likely will prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California – although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after an El Niño storm system drenched the northern half of the state this winter, officials said Wednesday.

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Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames

Turlock Fire Department firefighters battle flames at the Almond Tree Restaurant on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2107. (Joe Cortez/jcortez@modbee.com)
Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames 0:50

Turlock's Almond Tree Restaurant goes up in flames

Merced firefighters train for water rescues 0:25

Merced firefighters train for water rescues

River Oaks Golf Course under water 0:27

River Oaks Golf Course under water

CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel 5:52

CHP holds traffic at Donner Summit on Interstate 80 as harsh weather tightens grip on travel