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Warmer Winters Pose A Threat To California's Water Supply

Last winter, the coldest temperatures in the Sierra were above freezing on average for the first time ever recorded. (Olivia Allen-Price/KQED)
Last winter, the coldest temperatures in the Sierra were above freezing on average for the first time ever recorded. (Olivia Allen-Price/KQED)

This month has been warm and dry in California and that’s not helping the state dig out of its historic five-year drought. Getting snow in the Sierra Nevada mountains is crucial to the state’s water supply and the past few winters have also been warm. Lauren Sommer of Here & Now contributor KQED met with some scientists and water experts to find out more.

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