Feb 25, 2016

Strong El Niño No Help For Long-Term California Drought

California
USA
by
Ed Joyce
,
Capital Public Radio
Warm and dry weather has increased concern about early snow melt in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported Feb. 25 that the overall trend is for the multiyear drought to continue in California. Photo: California Department of Water Resources
Warm and dry weather has increased concern about early snow melt in the Sierra Nevada. The U.S. Drought Monitor reported Feb. 25 that the overall trend is for the multiyear drought to continue in California. Photo: California Department of Water Resources

The U.S. Drought Monitor says warmer weather has increased concerns of early snow melt in California and the overall trend is for the multiyear drought to continue or even worsen. "Out west, progressively warmer weather heightened concerns of early snow melt, with early-week rain and mountain snow falling short of weekly normals and doing little to ease long-term drought," according to the weekly report released Feb. 25