It’s official: California is 100% drought-free.
For the first time since 2011, the
state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost
entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S.
Former Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive
order in 2017 that lifted the drought emergency in most of the state,
leaving some breathing a sigh of relief. But he cautioned Californians to keep
saving water as some parts of the state were still suffering from extreme
Now, two years later, that deficit
seems to have been erased, thanks to an exceptionally wet winter.
“The reservoirs are full,
lakes are full, the streams are flowing, there’s tons of snow,” said Jessica
Blunden, a climate scientist with the National Climatic Data Center at the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. “All the drought is officially
The Drought Monitor, which collects
data from scientists from the National Drought Mitigation Center, the U.S.
Department of Agriculture and dozens of weather agencies, last showed a drought map that was
clear in December 2011.
In updating the map, scientists consult with hydrologists, water managers, meteorologists and other experts to determine the amount of water in the state’s reservoirs, the snowpack level and other key measurements. With the wet winter streak going strong, their reports have been good.
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March 15, 2019 at 10:41AM