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Impressive rain, snow amounts help improve drought even more

Posted at 10:23 AM, Mar 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-14 13:23:33-04

Impressive rain and snow amounts have helped improve California drought conditions even more, according to recent data from the U.S. Drought Monitor.

According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, abundant precipitation in the West has lead to more drought improvement across the state.

However, not all of California is free from drought conditions. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows 6.5% of the state is still "abnormally dry." The U.S. Drought Monitor says reservoirs in San Diego County are only at 65%. Big Bear Lake was down 18 feet in early March, however the U.S. Drought Monitor says levels are expected to continue to rise.