CALIFORNIA BRACES FOR DRY WINTER
The past three years have been California’s driest on record, a streak unlikely to break this winter, state officials said Monday.
The official water year concluded Friday, marking an end to a period that saw both record rainfall in October and the driest January-to-March period in at least a century. Scientists say such weather whiplash is likely to become more common as the planet warms. It will take more than a few winter storms to help the state dig out of drought.