Publication Date February 8, 2016 | Gizmodo

El Niño just pushed America to its lowest level of drought in six years

United States

The combined weight of all that snow, ice, freezing rain and whatever form of wintry sky water that hit was enough to push the needle on America’s drought to a low that we haven’t seen since October 2010. California and the West Coast also saw their drought levels improve from a series of Pacific storms.