Snow that replenishes Washington reservoirs sets record low

April 8, 2015 8:16 PM

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Snow that replenishes Washington's reservoirs set a record low for April, setting the stage for reduced water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires this year.

The April 1 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service found the statewide winter snowpack at only 22 percent of normal. The previous record — 33 percent of normal — was set in 2005.

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