Final Sierra snowpack better than expected |

Final Sierra snowpack better than expected

RENO, Nev. ” The final winter snowpack survey in the eastern Sierra shows snow totals below average, but better than expected.

Water experts say the Truckee River basin is at 83 percent of normal.

A big snowstorm at the beginning of March helped turn what looked like a dismal snow season into a near average one.

Officials say the Reno-area should have adequate water supplies for the summer without having to tap drought reserves.

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