Less than six months later, the drought conditions in California are almost over.
And given all the stormy weather we’ve been through this winter, it’s easy to overlook one of the most dramatic changes to the map of the Golden State. Move the slider on the map below to see how the wet winter has changed since the end of September. Almost eliminated the drought.
Mother Nature flooded California, sent bomb cyclones, back to back atmospheric river It has drenched the long dry state with trillions of gallons of water.
Hundreds of miles of levees across the state have been tested, and some, like Pajaro, have failed as rivers and streams have flooded again and again since the new year started with a huge storm. I’m here.
Unusual precipitation and expected thaw high snow cover this winter The amount of water flowing into the Central Valley from the Sierra exceeds what existing systems can efficiently capture and adequately control, and will continue to present challenges this spring.many water levels Reservoirs have hit capacitythe long-dried lake is back, and the storms keep coming.
What are the advantages? Three years of severe drought conditions are all but gone. At the beginning of the year, 94% of the state was suffering from severe drought. Now, three months later, only 8% of the state has reached that level and 45% of the state is free of drought conditions.
All 58 counties are still below Governor Gavin Newsom’s 2021 Drought Emergency Orderbut that will be reviewed as the rains slow down in the coming weeks.
Check back Thursday when the U.S. Drought Monitor releases an update to see how the latest round of storms has changed the drought map yet again.
https://www.dailynews.com/2023/03/22/map-see-californias-drought-nearly-disappear-in-just-six-months/ See how California’s drought is nearly gone in just six months