Skip to comments.Wet winter ends California drought after 376 straight weeks
Posted on 03/14/2019 7:56:09 PM PDT by Olog-hai
California is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years and only a small amount of its territory remains abnormally dry as a very wet winter winds down, experts said Thursday.
More than 93 percent of the state is free of drought or dryness, and areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state, the U.S. Drought Monitor said in its weekly update.
The conditions in the far south are because of very dry prior years, the monitor said, noting reservoirs in San Diego County are at only 65 percent of capacity. Abnormal dryness describes an area either entering drought or emerging from it, but below the four tiers of drought.
California is drought-free for the first time since Dec. 20, 2011, said the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, which jointly produces the monitor with the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
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“Damn that Global Warming!”
Yep, climate change (global warming)
is now conquered in California. Everything
is back to normal...;)
I remember that article for Sci-American....it was even news to me about that mega flood in the 1860s. Yikes!
And, then, they'll complain that the oceans/sea levels are too high.
So does that mean the folks water bills will go down now?
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