California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade

It’s official: California is 100% drought-free.

California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade

As of Thursday, 93% of the state was experiencing normal conditions and none of it was in drought, according to the latest report from the U.S. Drought Monitor.


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  1. But it doesn’t take into account the amount of water each individual needs.

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  2. But hopefully people continue to respect water usage.

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  3. but we’re still paying “drought” water prices…

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  4. But democrats still have a drought going on in their heads. Completley dry nothing there at all.

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  5. Oh I’m sure they’ll find something new to complain about.lol…

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  6. Yep California has always has and always will have periods of drought periods of non drought some periods of drought and last literally hundreds of years

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  7. Great. Done. Now stop raining.

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  8. Just before the big earthquake rest easy Cali, God ain’t sleeping!!!

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  9. Of course, all the green you see in the mountains will be brown by summer…

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  10. oh boy… our fire season is gonna be crazy this year.

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  11. CELEBRATE GOODTIMES!!! GOOD VIBES ONLY 🙂

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  12. Please let the water company know this , you know come summer time they’ll raise water prices due to drought!!

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  13. Wait till the peak of summer hits again

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  14. Drought free! (for the next six days)

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  15. And, we’ll have a drought again for a decade because… WE LIVE IN A DESERT.

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  16. I am cringing at what the fire season will look like

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  17. Let’s see what excuse the department of water and POWER have to increase their rates

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  18. Thank goodness. Snow stake @ North Star.

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  19. Time to hose down the driveway!

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  20. COOL! let’s start wasting water immediately. Thanks LA TIMES! As with your butterfly story, now we apparently no longer have a butterfly collapse either. Awesome reporting.

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  21. that does not mean you can start flushing your toilet to the song “slow ride”, okay? But, we need to take advantage and continue to improve ways on storing and collecting water.

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  22. Well I think California owes climate change a thank you 😊

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  23. Yes…. but now don’t waste it!

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  24. Climate change. Good for all. 😂

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  25. Don’t expect any relief on your water bills.

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  26. Storage must be planned and BUILT

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  27. It was ‘official’ two years ago…Fourth wet winter in row in NorCal…

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  28. Great! Now you can bring out water bill back down to normal… Right?!

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  29. Drought free or not, I still conserve on my water regardless

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  30. Our drought, along with the lack of upgrades of electrical equipment conditions by the gas and electric company caused our terrible fires. Thank goodness for the rain and the discovery of explosive equipment. P.S. Raking leaves had nothing to do with it.

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  31. All those showers I didn’t take must have helped

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  32. One month later: California facing severe drought.

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