California drought worsens as state records 100-year record-low rainfall

The U.S. Drought Monitor report for Thursday, March 3, shows Riverside County as being split between a moderate and severe drought. Valley News/Courtesy photo
The state of California’s drought conditions continue to worsen despite December’s winter storms which dumped more than 130 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevadas, a key component of California Department of Water Resources’ water supply forecast.“We could not have asked for a better December in terms of Sierra snow and rain,” Karla Nemeth, director of the DWR, said at the time. But with January and February ending as two of the driest months in more than 100 years, water officials’ hopes of relief from the drought were quickly dashed.With only one month remaining in California’s rainy season and no major storms in the forecast, things are looking bleak for the state.Blaming record breaking heat waves and only light rainfall in the first two months of 2022 along wit
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