California facing major drought for the past couple of years. The reservoirs were dying out. But Mother Nature provided solution with an unexpected way, by bringing storm.
Series of storms raise possibilities of flooding and wind damage, but the wet weather will also help fill California’s reservoirs that have been depleted over the years due to California’s lingering drought.
More than 40 percent of California is dealing with extreme to exceptional drought, according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor released on Oct. 20. But this storm will bring some relief. While the rain will be beneficial in terms of the drought, enough rain can fall to cause travel disruptions and localized flash flooding from Thursday to Friday.
On Sunday, the city of Victorville, about 80 miles east of Los Angeles, received rain for the first time since April 28, picking up 0.11 of an inch.
Source: KTVU and Weather Channel