California suffered a "snow drought" for the 2016 water year

Posted at 8:37 PM, Sep 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-29 23:47:20-04

California’s 2016 water year ends Friday, marking the fourth year of insufficient precipitation with more rain than snow, according to the California Department of Water Resources.

The state experienced an early and below-average runoff that was in large part absorbed before reaching the state reservoirs, due to the warm temperatures.

The 2016 year was officially listed in the record as “dry” statewide.

The water year runs from October 1 to September 30.