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California Drought News: Rain + fire = good, beaches bad, pirates abysmal



This Saturday, March 1, 2014 photo provided by the Big Bear Visitors Bureau shows a 43-foot pirate ship tour boat partially submerged under water in Big Bear Lake, Calif.  The 27-ton boat had been docked at Holloway Marina before sinking. The one-third scale 16th century Spanish galleon replica was a prop in the movie
This Saturday, March 1, 2014 photo provided by the Big Bear Visitors Bureau shows a 43-foot pirate ship tour boat partially submerged under water in Big Bear Lake, Calif. The 27-ton boat had been docked at Holloway Marina before sinking. The one-third scale 16th century Spanish galleon replica was a prop in the movie "Time Bandits."
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Hey, did you know that it rained last weekend?

Sorry, we know we've been talking about it a lot, but it's been happening so rarely lately that we may have forgotten what life is like after a downpour: 

And finally, if you're curious about just how much rain fell in California over the weekend, Weather Underground has compiled the stats.