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Another dry year on California’s books as ‘drought continues’

The forecasts start calling for rain as the coming winter offers hope of relief for the state’s thirsty rivers and reservoirs. State water officials last week described the 2016 water year, running from Oct. 1, 2015 to Sept. 30, as disappointingly “dry” — the fifth year of “meager precipitation” helping fuel the historic drought. “Without hesitation, the assessment is that the drought continues and we continue to encourage conservation,” said Doug Carlson, a spokesman for the state Department of Water Resources.
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