Drought Monitor declares California drought-free
After around 376 weeks (7 years) of drought, California can now officially be called drought free. With only 7 percent of the state in “abnormally dry” conditions according to the Drought Monitor and scientists. High volumes of snow and rainstorms lead to a better snowpack this year. This combined with the cooler spring temperatures, which allowed for the snow to melt throughout a longer time period, end up being just what the state needed.