Drought conditions in Southern California have left downtown Los Angeles the driest it’s ever been since rain records started over a century ago, according to reports.
The Golden State may not be able to count on the weather phenomenon known as “El Nino” to alleviate conditions behind some of the driest years on record.
Expect some warm temperatures Saturday.
Authorities say they are capturing rain falling in the storm lashing California to be used later in what’s expected to be a very dry year.
The next round of rain will be Tuesday night into Wednesday morning. The center of the low pressure system will bring a chance of brief heavy downpours and a thunderstorm.
The Colby Fire burn area Tuesday withstood the first of two rounds of expected rain.
A portion of Glendora has been placed under a yellow level alert for flooding dangers ahead of a storm scheduled to move into the Southland Monday night.
Last week’s winter storms have filled reservoirs in the San Gabriel Mountains with enough water to supply more than 150,000 people for a year.
Two recent storms that washed over bone-dry California delivered welcome rain and snow, but officials from the state’s Drought Task Force said Tuesday that much more is needed to alleviate the crisis.
KCAL9′s Dave Bryan reports local officials are now working on water conservation and recycling projects they hope will receive state funding.
Residents in danger areas, grateful for efforts from police and firefighters to protect them throughout the weekend’s storm, gathered at City Hall to show their appreciation.
County officials Monday worked to clean out storm catch basins throughout Southern California following a wave of late-season storms over the weekend.
The recent stormy weather has made a dent in the rainfall deficit in Los Angeles after months of drought.
Evacuation orders were lifted in Glendora and Azusa Sunday as a storm that battered the Southland tapered off.
A mudslide knocked down a large tree and power lines in the Hollywood Hills on Saturday evening.