For California AG today, I'm Mike Stephens. A new Weather Station is unveiled in the Upper Myrcella River watershed in Yosemite National Park. The data will provide a host of benefits to the Merced Irrigation District and others. The Merced Irrigation District joined with Yosemite National Park officials in announcing the installation of a new snow and weather station in the high reaches of the Maceda River watershed in the central Sierra Nevada. The data it provides will greatly enhance forecasting by Yosemite National Park, as well as the Murcia Irrigation District and the National Weather Service and the California Department of Water Resources. This station will provide crucial data about snowpack and runoff, not only to the Merced said irrigation district, but also to several other entities who will benefit in their forecasting, said Merced Irrigation District General Manager John Swagel. He continues, We appreciate the work and consideration of all the partners who brought this project to completion, especially considering the remote sensitive nature of the area in which the station is installed. The Merced Irrigation District will use the information to support its operation and management of Lake McClure and New Extra Dam located in the foothills several miles west of Yosemite National Park. The Recette Irrigation District provides irrigation delivery from Lake McClure to approximately two thousand two hundred growers, the majority of which are farming on fewer than 50 acres of small family farms in eastern Merced County. In recent years, the Merced Irrigation District has taken specific steps to modernize its facilities and is continuing to pursue the most advanced technology possible to help manage limited water supplies in the region.