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Scientists head to Sierra snowpack to measure key indicator for state's water




The Sierra Nevada snowpack in a typical year provides almost a third of California's water supply.
The Sierra Nevada snowpack in a typical year provides almost a third of California's water supply.
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Scientists are headed out to the Sierra Nevada mountains today. Their purpose? To check out the snow pack for the season's first measurement.

The results are a big deal for guiding how the state manages water int he coming months.

For more, we're joined by Doug Carlson with the California Department of Water Resources.