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Annual snow survey in the Sierras confirms January and February are driest on record

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Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of the snowpack survey tube during the snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The survey showed the snow pack to to be 29 inches deep with a water content of 13.4 inches, which is 57 percent of normal for this site at this time of year.

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It's official, and it's not good news for thirsty Californians: January and February have been the driest on record.

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AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli

Frank Gehrke, chief of snow surveys for the Department of Water Resources, checks the weight of the snowpack survey tube during the snow survey at Echo Summit, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. The survey showed the snow pack to to be 29 inches deep with a water content of 13.4 inches, which is 57 percent of normal for this site at this time of year.