The Department of Water Resources says more winter storms are needed after a dry month of January. The second manual snow survey of the winter season took place Tuesday morning at the Phillips Station snow course off of Highway 50. Officials measured a snow depth of 48.5 inches, with a snow water equivalent of 19 inches. The numbers for that specific location stand at 109% of the February 1st average. The overall statewide Sierra snowpack has dropped to 92% of average. There is no rain in the forecast through the first two weeks of February.
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