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Just because El Niño storms came doesn't mean the drought is over




A rainbow forms behind giant windmills near rain-soaked Interstate 10 as an El Nino-influenced storm passes over the state on December 17, 2002 near Palm Springs, California.
A rainbow forms behind giant windmills near rain-soaked Interstate 10 as an El Nino-influenced storm passes over the state on December 17, 2002 near Palm Springs, California.
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Despite the past week's storms, you might still be wondering how to save and conserve water. If you are, good for you!

But then again, some people out there might see rain and think, "We got some water. Drought over."

However, it will take 53 inches of rain in one year to break the drought. And the wettest year in Los Angeles' history had 38 inches.

So this week's downpour is a literal drop in the bucket.

Take Two talks with Lester Snow, executive director of the California Water Foundation, about how to make sure people still take the drought seriously despite the parade of storms we'll be getting this winter from El Niño.



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