In an astounding update, the latest drought monitor shows that less than 9% of California is in drought conditions.
Less than 9% of California remains in drought conditions, new data shows
SAN FRANCISCO -- More good news for California when it comes to the latest drought montior numbers.
Thursday's latest drought monitor shows less than 9% of the state is still in drought conditions.
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This is down from 25% last week and down from an incredible 99% of the state at the start of the water year on October 1st.
The biggest gains were made across the Inland Empire in Southern California.
A lot of the improvement is due to our record snow pack and a very wet March across California.
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