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Only one of the lake's 13 boat ramps was open over Memorial Day Weekend.
Tomas Jimenez made the trek out, driving over two hours.
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"This is my third or fourth time and it was never that low," Jimenez, a Hayward resident. "No boats, no jet skis, no. It's kind of weird."
Besides the lack of snowfall, the ground has become so dry that, as the snowpack melts, it's absorbed into the ground instead of going in the reservoir.
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