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Waiting on the El Niño




In the past, California brown pelicans arriving early to the Salton Sea have been associated with predicting an El Niño in California. But many experts feel that even when this year's El Niño does arrive,  it may be a little disspointing.
In the past, California brown pelicans arriving early to the Salton Sea have been associated with predicting an El Niño in California. But many experts feel that even when this year's El Niño does arrive, it may be a little disspointing.
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Californians are eagerly awaiting an El Niño weather pattern to take effect and, hopefully, dump rain on the state that is desperately in need.

But many feel that this year's El Niño will be disappointing.

Craig Miller of KQED in San Francisco reports.