KPBS Drought Tracker
Here's what we've learned from the KPBS Drought Tracker
For the past few months, we've used the KPBS Drought Tracker to tell you how much rain and snow El Niño has been bringing to California. After a fairly average wet season, where does California's drought stand now?
So ... has El Niño put a dent in the drought? Not exactly, according to the KPBS Drought Tracker. But some key water sources in the state have rebounded.
California's seasonal rain and snow levels have grown over the past week — but not by much.
The latest numbers from the KPBS Drought Tracker show statewide rain and snowfall not budging over the past week.
After an early burst of El Niño-driven storms, San Diego has stayed pretty dry. But recent storms in Northern California have kept rain and snow levels climbing steadily.
But, the latest update from the KPBS Drought Tracker shows the rest of California is still on track for a relatively average wet season.
In San Diego, the holidays have been chilly and spotted with rain. But the KPBS Drought Tracker shows precipitation throughout California has been just middling so far this wet season.
Don't let a smattering of weekend showers fool you — California has so far not been getting unusually high levels of precipitation.
Rain and snow hit San Diego County this week, but precipitation levels have remained fairly average across the state despite El Niño predictions.
Is this year's El Niño going to be a real drought-buster for California? Over the next few months, KPBS will be tracking rain and snow throughout the state to find out.