No part of California is under exceptional drought following major storms that hit the state this week.
According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, 100% of the state is still under either a drought or experiencing exceptionally dry conditions. Central portions of the state are still under an extreme drought. 71% of the state’s geography is under at least a severe drought.
Three months ago, 94% of the state was under at least a severe drought, with 16% being under exceptional drought. The portions under exceptional drought are gone.
More rain is expected, with some areas expected to see an additional 6 inches of rain.
Most of the state north of Los Angeles is under a flood watch. In addition to floods, mudslides are possible in the region.
California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an emergency declaration earlier this week.