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Creeping drought returns to California

Snowpack at 30 percent, near record lows In a dismaying but not surprising development, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported last week that drought conditions are inexorably creeping back into California, although it’s not yet as bad as they were at the height of the last crisis. The most recent California drought map marks more than 73.3 percent of the state as experiencing at least “abnormally dry” conditions, with more than 43.
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