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By Kim Harris
Managing Editor 

California remains in drought despite winter storms


Last updated 1/13/2022 at 5:06pm

The U.S. Drought Monitor report for Thursday, Jan. 6, shows San Diego County as being in a moderate drought. Village News/Courtesy photo

The state of California remains in a drought despite December's winter storms which dumped more than 130 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevadas, a key component of California Department of Water Resources' water supply forecast.

"We could not have asked for a better December in terms of Sierra snow and rain," Karla Nemeth, director of the DWR, said.

The Department of Water Resources conducted the first snow survey of the season at Phillips Station, Thursday, Dec. 30, which showed that early winter storms in December provided a strong start to the season and some drought relief, but Califor...

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