Governor To Declare End Of California Drought

SACRAMENTO (CBS/AP) – Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to declare an end to California’s 3-year-old drought.

KCBS’ Matt Bigler Reports:

The announcement is expected Wednesday, after completion of the state’s final snow survey.

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Heavy snow and drenching rains have left California reservoirs at high levels. The Sierra Nevada snowpack was 159 percent of normal as of Friday.

Still, the governor’s office said in a statement Monday that it is critical that Californians continue to conserve water.

The Los Angeles Times said the drought ended from a hydrological perspective last year. But state officials said they wanted to wait until reservoir storage recovered.

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