'Phenomenal' California Snowpack Nears Record DepthsA series of storms that doused the state in the first two months of the year brought the water content of the snowpack up to a "pretty phenomenal" 185 percent of normal, well above the 84 percent of normal a year ago.
California Finally Out Of Extreme DroughtAccording to the U.S. Drought Monitor, the last time California was not in extreme drought was in August 2013.
Orange County Ends Emergency Drought DeclarationThe Municipal Water District of Orange County voted to end the emergency drought conditions.
California At Heaviest Snowpack In 22 YearsRoaring storms that brought California almost a year's worth of snow and rain in a single month should make state water managers' Sierra snowpack survey Thursday a celebration, water experts say.
New Map Shows Mostly Southern California Counties Remain In Extreme DroughtThe map, dated Jan. 24, shows a large swath of Ventura County remains in extreme drought, along with the northern corner of Los Angeles County, a southern sliver of Kern County, and a southeastern portion of Santa Barbara.
More Storms To Hit Calif. As Drought RetreatsJust 2.1 percent of the state is now deemed to be in "exceptional drought."
Officials: More Than 40 Percent Of California Out Of DroughtStorms this week brought the Sierra Nevada its heaviest snow in six years and hit parts of Northern California with the most rain in two decades.
Expert: California Drought Far From Over Even With Recent StormsAn expert says it will take a lot of rain and snow to end California's drought.
California's Snowpack is At Half Of Normal, But More Storms ComingThe first measurement of the season found the water content was about half of normal as California flirts with a possible sixth year of drought.
Monitor: Drought Ends In Nearly One-Fourth Of CaliforniaOctober brought heavy rains in Northern California, including the second-wettest October on record for the northern Sierras, the source for much of the state's water.
Holy Guacamole! Price Of Avocado Skyrockets; Now Being Called Luxury FruitThe price of a case of avocado has almost doubled compared to a year ago.
California Enters Sixth Year Of DroughtMetropolitan Water District officials say the Golden State can weather its sixth year of drought, but consumers and businesses still have to do their part to conserve.

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