Job Offers

Specials more

Top 5 - yesterday

Top 5 - last week

Top 5 - last month

Heavy snows and rains are easing Californian drought

Heavy snowfall and rain struck California last week, with reports of severe flooding in parts of the state. The resulting replenishment of snowpack and reservoir levels brought some hope amid the ongoing drought conditions in the state.

However, more precipitation will be needed to top up groundwater supplies and several growers stated that despite the increased water availability, it is too early to speculate on the impact for this season’s crops.

While the majority of the state remains in drought conditions, the severity has decreased significantly compared to two weeks prior. As of 10 January, 2023, 46% of California was classed as in severe drought or worse, with less than a percentage point suffering  under extreme-exceptional drought conditions. This compares to readings on 27th December 2022, when 36% of the state was rated as in extreme-exceptional drought conditions and 81% was rated as in severe drought or worse.



Photo source:

Publication date:

Receive the daily newsletter in your email for free | Click here

Other news in this sector:

Sign up for our daily Newsletter and stay up to date with all the latest news!

Subscribe I am already a subscriber

You are using software which is blocking our advertisements (adblocker).

As we provide the news for free, we are relying on revenues from our banners. So please disable your adblocker and reload the page to continue using this site.

Click here for a guide on disabling your adblocker.