After 7 Years, The California Drought Is Officially Over

After 7 Years, The California Drought Is Officially Over

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After 7 Years, The California Drought Is Officially Over

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The California drought, which has been in effect since 2011, is now officially over. This is according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.

The drought is over thanks to huge rains and massive snowstorms over the past few months. Ski resorts in the Sierra Nevada received the most snow ever recored in the month of February.

California had experienced a very wet winter in 2017 but it was not enough to alleviate the drought.

Some parts of Southern California remain “abnormally dry due to very dry previous years,” the U.S. Drought Monitor said on its website.

“The storms this year have really helped snowpacks, the reservoirs,” said Jessica Blunden, a climatologist with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information. Colder temperatures also helped prevent snow from melting off, she said.

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