Sep 30, 2015

Water year 2015 ends as California’s warmest ever;many hope for drought-busting El Niño in 2016

California Department of Water Resources
California Drought. Image Credit: Flickr
California Drought. Image Credit: Flickr

Water Year 2015 has been noteworthy for much less precipitation than normal in California, temperatures much warmer than normal and a growing El Niño in the Eastern Pacific that many Californians hope will end the state’s drought. Most of all, Water Year 2015 will be remembered as the fourth year of one of the state’s most severe dry periods on record.