Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, talks to reporters after conducting a snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, talks to reporters after conducting a snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, talks to reporters after conducting a snow survey near Echo Summit, Calif., on Tuesday, March 1, 2016. Rich Pedroncelli AP

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