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In California, NASA Scientists Measure Snowpack From Above04:22

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Snow from the Sierra Nevada Mountains is essential for providing drinking water for one-third of California.

Water officials traditionally calculate how much snowpack there is by manually measuring it on the ground. But the state is teaming up with NASA for a four-year pilot project to use new technology to measure snowpack depth that is believed to be more accurate. Ezra David Romero (@ezraromero) of Valley Public Radio reports.

This segment aired on April 3, 2017.


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