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Storms Alleviate California Drought

Storms Alleviate California DroughtStorms Alleviate California Drought

Floods from heavy storms have replaced drought in Northern California. According to US Drought Monitor, 42% of the state are now drought-free, compared to 3% at this time in January last year, Vice News reported. About 7% are considered “abnormally dry” but is not officially experiencing a drought. The Sierra Nevada mountains have had two times the normal amount of precipitation so far this winter, according to the National Weather Service. But Southern California’s drought is still continuing with most of the region in “extreme” or “exceptional” drought. Overall, about 58% of the state remain in drought conditions, according to the latest reading. "Drought is pretty much over in Northern California," said David Miskus, a senior meteorologist at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, was quoted as saying by CNBC. "Still got a way to go in Southern California."


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