Being a native Californian I have seen droughts come and go...It is quite normal.
46 years in CA. I arrived in drought in ‘73. Hiked to the top of bone dry Yosemite Falls on a full sunshine cloudless 70 degree January day.
I’ve seen four drought / flood cycles. They generally follow the eleven year sunspot cycle.
Every time there’s a drought, people get absolutely freaking insane and hysteria reigns. This has gotten much worse since the warmists took so much power with their incessant bleating and propaganda.
Read Steinbeck’s first novel “To a God Unknown.” It’s about a Vermont farming family that arrives south of Salinas about 1880 and has four or five years of plentiful rain and successful crops and cattle herds. Then the inevitable drought hits, crops fail, almost all the cattle die and the family falls apart.
The cycle is nothing new at all, but most people don’t the understand California climate.