The Great California Drought: Is it over? Well, yes. And no.

Arizona Water News


In California, the weather is being described in words and phrases that are foreign to many of us.

“Atmospheric rivers?” Really? Whatever those are, they sound really… wet.

And they are. The moisture-laden atmospheric phenomena are delivering snowfall in the Sierra Nevada mountains that around the New Year came down in double-digit feet. Areas north of San Francisco that only months ago sweated out the danger of widespread wildfire – breathe deep, Sonoma County! – now are drenched and enduring widespread… floods. It’s wet out there.

But is it really the end of the “D” word? Is the Great California Drought really done?

In fact, it is. And… it is not. California is a big state. Some regions in northern California that seemed to be tip-toing toward the wetter edge of drought last winter now have raced free.

But it is still weather we are discussing. However breath-taking their…

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