Frank Gehrke Department of Water Resources Chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, left, and Keith Swanson Department of Water Resources Chief of Division of Flood Management, take snow samples

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Frank Gehrke Department of Water Resources Chief of California Cooperative Snow Surveys, left, and Keith Swanson Department of Water Resources Chief of Division of Flood Management, take snow samples at Phillips Station in El Dorado county on Thursday, March 28, 2013. California’s snowpack is only 52 percent of normal. (AP Photo/The Sacramento Bee, Randall Benton) less 

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Associated Press
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 2:58 PM EDT