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Warm weather is rapidly melting the Sierra snowpack.

After heavy storms late last month, the snowpack around Lake Tahoe measured at more than 120 percent of normal.

But with more than a week of above-normal temperatures, the snowpack is down to about normal and falling. The National Weather Service says no change in the weather is on the immediate horizon. The forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with highs in the 70s in to next week.

Despite the rapid melt down, experts say much of the runoff has gone into reservoirs and they don´t foresee having to tap reserves for summer use.

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