California storms: Drought gone in 53 percent of state, most since 2013

San Jose Mercury News, Feb 9, 2017, article by Paul Rodgers:

“For the first time in four years, more than half of California is no longer classified as being in drought conditions by the federal government — the latest milestone signaling the end of the state’s historic drought.

Altogether, 53 percent of California has seen enough precipitation, and its reservoirs and groundwater levels have filled so much that it is not in drought, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor, a weekly report issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the University of Nebraska. A year ago, just 5 percent of the state was out of drought.…”

 https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/02/09/california-storms-drought-gone-in-more-than-50-percent-of-state-for-first-time-since-2013/

As of last Thursday, Lake Shasta was at 87% of capacity.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

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