Chalk this up to be one of the wettest winters Southern California has seen in recent years, but according to experts, it’s still not enough to fix the drought.
Tim Barr, Director of Water Resources at Western Municipal Water District in Riverside says, ““It’s going take an awful lot of snow in Northern California and an awful lot of rain in Southern California to get us out of this drought. I don’t predict that we will get out anytime soon,” (via CBS LA.)
Although this won’t be enough to get us out of the drought, it is a step in the right direction. Barr said that a major storm is expected to hit Northern California, which is where SoCal gets their third source of water.
According to the U.S. Geological Survey, more than 33 million people in California are currently affected by the drought.