Frank Gehrke (right), chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the snowpack depth as Courtney Obergfell (left) and Michelle Mead (center), both of the National Weather Service, look on during the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, California, on Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Frank Gehrke (right), chief of the California Cooperative Snow Surveys Program for the Department of Water Resources, checks the snowpack depth as Courtney Obergfell (left) and Michelle Mead (center), both of the National Weather Service, look on during the second snow survey of the season near Echo Summit, California, on Feb. 1. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)

Study: Snowpack has declined dramatically across US West

Eastern Oregon and northern Nevada saw the worst decrease in snowpack.

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