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California drought is over

March 31, 2011 |  9:29 am


California's drought is officially over.

Gov. Jerry Brown made the declaration Wednesday after a state crew found the mountain snowpack at 165% of normal for the date.

Major reservoirs in the state and federal water systems all have more water in them than usual for this time of year, officials said.

The drought was declared three years ago. Read more at the Los Angeles Times' Greenspace blog.


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