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Sierra Snow Pack Melting at Record Pace

Posted April 18th, 2014 @ 6:58am by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Feeling the heat lately? There's some new evidence of our ongoing drought.

The state's already low snowpack has been melting at a pretty unprecedented pace.

The U.S. Drought Monitor says in some areas of the Sierra Nevada, half of it has disappeared within the last week because of temperature spikes that were 12 degrees above average for this time of year.

The worst part: the runoff has barely made a dent in reservoir supplies.

The snowpack survey earlier this month came in at 32 percent of average -- one of the lowest levels ever recorded.

Officials say more than 95 percent of California remains in moderate to extreme drought.

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