The state is Drought-free for the first time since 2011, almost in decade. Wet winter ends the Golden state’s drought which was lasted for 376 weeks continuously.
California was suffering from drought and dryness but now it is free over 93% and the 7 percent of the state was still facing abnormally dry conditions but not that dry to face the drought again. After the 376 weeks of constant suffering of drought and dryness.
Heavy storms filled up many water reserves but extreme rain and snow also caused millions in damage to highways. Alone in January, heavy rain and storms added more than 580 billion gallons of water to reservoirs across the state.
Although the news is quite to celebrate but the scientists have warn about the future droughts which can be occured.
Newsha Ajami, director of Stanford University of Urban Water said “If we have a few more years of this, then maybe our groundwater conditions will be in a much better shape and we might be in a better shape to deal with another potential drought, which will come”.
Blunden also warned about the dry conditions that can return quickly.