As rain pummels California, some see a way to fight drought
Much of the torrential rain that fell on Southern California this week flowed right into the ocean, just like it did before the state's epic drought.
That seemed like a good idea for many years, as storm drains provided a crucial defense against flooding. But with California entering what may be a fifth year of drought, water agencies slowly are moving to capture and store more of this precious resource...
Now, people are more likely to see a rapidly disappearing flood - nearly 3 inches fell on much of Southern California this week - as a wasted opportunity.