California is 100% drought free for the first time in over three years, according to the California Drought Monitor.
According to the latest map, an estimated 743,142 people live in drought areas.
Areas of California in drought are down from more than 99% at the Oct. 1 start of the water year.
Water levels fell so low in key reservoirs during the depth of California’s drought that boat docks sat on dry, cracked land and cars drove into the center of what should have been Folsom Lake.
Statewide, only 28% of the state is in a drought, down from 36% last week.
Just 28% of the state is now under the moderate drought category.
Water shortage concerns remain for some areas of the state, including in Southern California, which relies on the struggling Colorado River system to help supply millions of people.
The latest data shows welcoming news for California, as more parts of the Golden State are now drought-free.
With the recent rainfall across California, is the drought over?
With recent storms helping alleviate severe drought conditions that were plaguing the state, Southern California's water wholesaler announced it is rescinding emergency outdoor watering restrictions it imposed last year.
California's current drought situation continues to improve.
The U.S. Drought Monitor determined more of California is officially out of an ongoing drought.
After a series of storms, some parts of California are now drought-free.
The latest data is quite encouraging!
Take an inside look at what the largest municipal and water utility in the U.S. is doing to try to make sure millions of people get the water they need.
California has moved out of the "extreme" drought category and now falls under the "severe" category, according to the latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.
California has experienced six atmospheric rivers in recent weeks and is bracing for as many as three more, with the wild weather set to continue for at least another week.
While the current series of storms in the West will not be enough to end the long-term drought that is plaguing the region, it will improve it in the short-term.
The storm has been blamed for at least two deaths in the San Francisco Bay Area, where an infant was killed in a home that was hit by a falling tree, and a woman crashed into a pole after losing control on a partially-flooded road.
A powerful double whammy of an atmospheric river and bomb cyclone is drenching California again Wednesday, dropping several inches of rain on a region that has struggled to wring out from an onslaught of winter storms and creating a widespread risk of flooding, mudslides and power outages in what some forecasters are suggesting will become one of the most impactful storms to strike the state in years.