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The drought has vanished from California since the start of January
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Mar 14, 2019 8:30 AM 1+ week ago

California is free of drought and only a small amount of territory remains in the lesser condition of abnormal dryness after a very wet winter.

Tiny areas of abnormal dryness along the Oregon border and in parts of four southern counties amount to less than 7 percent of the state.

The Drought Monitor says the conditions in the far south are due to very dry prior years, noting that reservoirs in San Diego County are still at only 65 percent of capacity.

Related: 70 degree temperatures return to weekend forecast

The above map comparing March 12 conditions to those found on Jan. 1 shows just how widespread drought-like conditions were to start the year. The San Francisco Bay Area went from abnormally dry or moderate drought readings to completely free of dry conditions over the first 71 days of the year.

From Venado to the Santa Clara Valley, here are the places around the Bay Area that get the most and least precipitation.

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