Feb 6, 2016

Drought is still ‘very serious’ in California, despite near record snow

California
USA
by
Darryl Fears
,
Washington Post
Members of the ski patrol at Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee, Calif. The snow, beyond reinvigorating the ski industry, is providing a glimmer of hope that California’s devastating drought might be coming to an end. Photo: AP
Members of the ski patrol at Northstar Ski Resort in Truckee, Calif. The snow, beyond reinvigorating the ski industry, is providing a glimmer of hope that California’s devastating drought might be coming to an end. Photo: AP

If an enormous El Niño weather pattern continues to churn out near-record precipitation, the state could start to recover from a drought that is entering its fifth year. But state water officials are cautioning that it will take more than a single winter to counteract the worst drought on record.