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Early season storms are boosting California’s snowpack total.

The Sierra Nevada snowpack provides approximately 1/3 of the water utilized by Californians throughout the year. The Department of Water Resources reports that the statewide average is currently 150% of normal for the date. The northern Sierra is 152%, the Central (includes Tuolumne and Calaveras Counties) is 151%, and the southern is 144%.

The DWR notes that the early precipitation is also helping to replenish many of the state’s reservoirs.

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