California Sees A Big Drop In Drought Severity

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The latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor shows California experienced a major, state-wide dip in drought severity this week, following record-setting rainfall – but the state still has a long way to go.

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According to this morning's report, more than three-quarters of California is still experiencing "extreme drought," while nearly a third remains in a state of harsher, "exceptional drought." For reference, here's what the state looked like a year ago:

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The last time California's drought map was clear was back in 2011. We'll see how long it takes to return to that condition.

H/t Eric Holthaus

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mst3kei
mst3kei

Here's where I chose to ford the river last week... lost two oxen and Jennifer broke her leg. Thank goodness I still have 350 boxes of ammo from the 600 I bought before we set out. Jennifer will go nice and easy, unlike how that dysentery claimed Susan...