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California Suffers Astonishingly Fast Snowpack Melt as Drought Intensifies

April 18, 2014

Officials already knew that the snowpack was unusually thin and would provide below average amounts of water when it melted, considering that the state had its third-driest winter on record, following its driest calendar year in 2013. However, they did not anticipate it would melt so quickly.



Region: California