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California Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot and Department of Water Resources Director Karla Nemeth, watch as Sean de Guzman, Manager of the California Department of Water Resources Snow Surveys and Water Supply Forecasting Unit, conducts the season’s fourth media snow survey of the 2022 season. At an elevation of 6,800 feet, most of the snow has melted at Phillips Station in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, approximately 90 miles east of Sacramento off Highway 50 in El Dorado County. Since 1941, the average April 1 snow depth is 66.5 inches at this location. Photo taken April 1, 2022.

Kenneth James / California Department of Water Resources, FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY