‘Exceptional’ Drought Improves Only 2 Percent After California Storms

02.07.2016 | Category, News

More than 42 percent of California remains under exceptional drought after last week's El Niño-influenced storms

By Jonathan Lloyd

This week's California Drought Monitor shows only a 2 percent improvement to the exceptional drought category -- the most severe -- in Northern California following storms that brought rain and snow to the state. Water reservoirs remain below normal as the state's hopes for a degree of drought recovery hinge on the effects of a strong El Niño.