Rain, snow making a dent in California’s historic drought

As reported by the Sacramento Bee:

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The rain and snow falling across Northern California in recent days is by no means extraordinary. In the Sacramento region, precipitation remains below normal for the season. But inch by inch, forecasters say, it’s doing the work necessary if California is to reverse years of epic drought.

Since Friday, a series of storms have dropped close to 2.5 inches of rain in Sacramento, helping replenish reservoirs drained to historic lows last summer. More importantly, the storms have added to the snowpack blanketing the Sierra, a stark contrast to last year, which dawned with the state’s driest January in more than 100 years.

The last few days have brought more than 2 feet of snow to the high Sierra, even as warmer-than-average temperatures are resulting in rainfall at lower elevations. …

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Comments

  1. 2.5-inches in Sacramento is not near enough to wash away the stench and rot that Progressive politics has brought to this once sleepy railroad town – it’s going to take something approaching Noah-size to do that.

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