Is California recovering from the long-term drought?

California has green hills and snow-capped mountains thanks to plenty of rain and snow in the past three months. Statewide, 33.9 trillion gallons of water have fallen since the start of the water year, which starts Oct. 1st.

The recent rains “did not completely eliminate the drought,” said Brad Pugh, a meteorologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration who helps manage the Drought Monitor map. “There’s still long-term precipitation deficits dating back two years. But it certainly helped improve drought conditions.”

Read more HERE at the LA Times.