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Gov. Brown to declare end of Calif. drought

In this file photo, Jerry Brown, then California Attorney General, speaks at the Bryant Temple AME Church Friday Nov. 20, 2009 to announce his office is beginning an investigation into a nationwide scam that has defrauded more than 30 Southern California-based African churches. At right is senior Rev Clyde Oden Jr. (Nick Ut)

March 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Gov. Jerry Brown plans to declare the California drought officially over on Wednesday after the next snow survey is finished.

It appears that all the rain and snow the state had this season has ended the drought. The Sierra Nevada snowpack is about 159 percent of normal.

According to the Sacramento Bee, the governor's office says after the snow survey, Brown will lift the state's three-year-old drought declaration.

However, the governor's office says it's still critical to continue to conserve water.