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Bret McTigue, left, and his daughter Taylor, 8, head to the slopes at Sierra-at-Tahoe Ski Resort, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The California Department of Water Resources held the first snow survey of the season at the nearby Phillips Station that showed the snowpack at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, walks across the nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course , Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snowpack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, left, accompanied by Grant Davis, director of the Dept. of Water Resources, center and Michelle Mead, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service, leave the nearly snow barren Phillips Station snow course, after conducting the first snow survey of the season, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snowpack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Frank Gehrke, center, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, crosses a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, right, checks the weight of the snow survey sample on a scale held by Grant Davis, director of the Dept. of Water Resources, while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, looks over a nearly snow barren meadow while conducting the first snow survey of the season at the Phillips Station snow course, Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018, near Echo Summit, Calif. The snow survey showed the snow pack at this location at 1.3 inches of depth with a water content of .4 inches. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

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FILE - In this Dec. 14, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles skyline is seen through burned trees after a brush fire erupted in the hills in Elysian Park in Los Angeles. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought. Water officials carry out the first of their routine seasonal snow surveys in the Sierras on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. Last month's record wildfires in Southern California already have made clear that this year is unusually dry so far. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

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File - In this May 1, 2017 file photo, Frank Gehrke, chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, right, plunges the snow survey tube into the snow pack, as DWR's Wes McCandless looks on during the snow survey at Phillips Station near Echo Summit, Calif. California's water managers are saying it's too early yet for fears that the state is sliding back into its historic five-year drought. Water officials carry out the first of their routine seasonal snow surveys in the Sierras on Wednesday, Jan. 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

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