The desert pops with color in a rare super bloom near Palm Springs.
California is completely drought free for the first time since 2011 as a wet winter winds down, scientists said.
Abnormally dry conditions of less than 7 percent of California, the U.S. Drought Monitor has been built on Thursday, as well as built-in reservoirs. 376 consecutive weeks according to the National Drought Mitigation Center.
Part of Southern California is a drought monitor. Reservoirs in San Diego County are only at 65 percent capacity.
While Newsha Ajami, Stanford University's Director of Urban Water Policy, .
"If we have a few more years, then maybe our groundwater conditions will be in a better way, which will come," Will drive. "California has a Mediterranean climate."
Multiple years of dry period back to back, Ajami said, can cause drought conditions.
Record hot and dry years ther led led then-Gov. Jerry Brown to declare a drought state of emergency. Between 2010 and 2016, 7.7 million acres of the forest, the U.S. Forest Service said.
The state only ended executive orders for water restrictions in 2017, when less than 9 percent of the state recorded drought conditions.
Above average rates of rain and snow in the Sierra Nevada, where the state recorded levels 153 percent of average at the end of February. Wildflowers have also blossomed in Southern California because of the rain.
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including in areas burned by recent wildfires. Rain Transformed The Sonoma County Wine Country Town in the San Jacinto Mountains East of Los Angeles.  Sacramento office Sacramento office Fall to gold for the summer. ”
Regardless of current drought conditions, Ajami said,
"Drive got. "We do not need water."
Contributing: The Associated Press
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