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Good news for California water supply: Spring snowpack still deep and will melt slowly

Four months ago, surveyors with the California Department of Water Resources probed the frozen ground in a field in the Sierra Nevada, calculating the first snowpack of the year, an important measurement of the state's water supply.

On Thursday, they returned for the season's final tally - one not typically recorded in May because there often isn't any snow left that late in the year - and were pleased with the results.

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