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Sierra snowpack could be greatly reduced, study says

LOS ANGELES - The California snow season, which started this month, is off to a good start.

A series of December storms covered the Sierra Nevada with heavy snow, leaving the snowpack at 106 percent of average, according to the state's snow survey.

But a new study suggests that Californians won't always be able to rely on melting snow to trickle down the mountains each spring, filling state reservoirs for use over the long, dry summers.

According to a

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