May 12, 2016

El Nino conditions fading; Drought still alive in California

California
USA
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Times of San Diego
A plant display in the Water Conservation Garden. Photo: Chris Jennewein
A plant display in the Water Conservation Garden. Photo: Chris Jennewein

Data from the Drought Monitor — a partnership between NOAA, the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and the U.S. Department of Agriculture — showed the Shasta Reservoir, Lake Oroville and Folsom Lake nearly full. Many of the other lakes and reservoirs, however, remain well below capacity, while the Sierra snowpack was 51 percent of normal statewide as of Wednesday