Above Normal, but Not Out of the Woods: Precipitation Chips Away at California Drought, but the Water Deficit Remains

At the beginning of February last year, South Lake Tahoe in California was nearly 60 degrees Fahrenheit—almost 20 degrees above its historic average. At that time, the drought had been dragging along for four years, and chair lifts at nearby ski resorts were swaying over barren slopes. Representatives from the California Department of Water Resources […]