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MEYERS, CALIFORNIA -  JANUARY 29:  California Department of Water Resources (DWR) Chief of Cooperative Snow Survey Frank Gehrke (L) weighs a snow sample while assisted by Kasey Schimke, DWR Assistant Director for Legislative Affairs January 29, 2010 near Meyers, California.  The survey measured an average depth of 67.8 inches, and that Sierra-wide the snowpack is 117% of normal. Gehrke stated that much more would be needed to refill reservoirs and relieve California's drought. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)

California’s Second Snow Survey Set For Thursday

The state Department of Water Resources says it expects to find below-normal snowpack when it carries out the winter’s second survey in the Sierra Nevada.

01/29/2015

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Storm Not Enough To Counter Record-Low Sierra Snowpack Results

The survey revealed snow levels at 12 percent of average for this time of the year. Before this survey, the previous record low was 21 percent in 1963 and 1991.

01/30/2014

Rain and icy roads halted the 62nd Annual Wagon Train over Highway 50. (Photos: Koula Gianulias)

Icy Roads Stall Wagon Train On Highway 50

Just as the pioneers did, dozens of people participating in a wagon train re-enactment over the Sierra have run into some trouble on the trail.

06/06/2011