As you know if you’ve checked the news or been outside this last month, California has been getting poured on… hard.
In fact, the last few weeks of heavy rainfall has put all of California North of San Francisco Bay out of the drought. Now, less than 60% of California is still in the drought, with only 2% (Los Angeles stretching to Santa Barbara) categorized as in an “exceptional drought.” In the Bay Area alone, counties have received anywhere between 8-19 inches of rain within the first half of January– that’s 300-500% over the average precipitation in the Bay Area! It may be a major inconvenience for several, but more than six years worth of rain in just a few weeks has turned our major drought into a less urgent issue.
So what does this rain mean for all of us SHP students? Lots and lots of mud.