For the first time since 2011, the state is not experiencing a drought.
By Casey Leins, Staff Writer March 15, 2019, at 3:37 p.m.
California is drought-free for the first time in seven years after a winter of heavy rain and snow, scientists announced Thursday.
What caused California’s drought?
The current drought is caused by a high-pressure system that disturbs the atmospheric circulation. “Understanding this asymmetric contribution of ocean evaporation to drought and flooding in California will ultimately help us make better predictions.”
Is California in a drought 2019?
(CNN) When 2019 started, California’s snowpack was at 67%. The snow and rain in California won’t let up anytime soon, either. More storms are set to dump even more precipitation. The water is a godsend for the state, which has experienced a prolonged and dangerous drought in recent years.
Is California still in a drought?
California is officially free of drought after more than seven years, drought monitors said Thursday. Rainfall this winter further alleviated the drought, although 7 percent of the state remains “abnormally dry.”
Photo in the article by “NASA Visible Earth”