Publication Date February 2, 2016 | CBS News

Sierra snowpack improving; Drought far from over

United States
Photo: KPIX
Photo: KPIX

Although the amount of rain and snow in California this year has reached higher levels than last year, the state’s drought is still not over,
the California Department of Water Resources said Tuesday.

Rainfall and the Sierra Nevada snowpack’s water content have significantly improved this water year, which began on Oct. 1.

Additionally, the state’s major water reservoirs have also increased significantly since Jan. 1, according to DWR officials