Did the massive rains of the week of Dec. 9 make a difference to California’s drought?

Well, it didn’t fix the drought, but it definitely made a difference. You can visually see how a lot less of the California map is dark red which means it went from “exceptional drought” to “extreme drought.” The impact on the northern part of the state was also noticeably larger than down south. Of course it should be apparent that virtually the entire state is still in a drought, but the difference the storm made is pretty apparent.

ca comparison

This comparison was made on the US Drought Monitor site.

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