California is stuck in a dry spell amid what is historically the wettest time of the year. But while the Sierra snowpack is dwindling and rainfall totals are below normal, weather watchers are not concerned about a drought. “One dry year doesn’t make a drought,” said Chris Orrock, a spokesperson for the California Department of Water Resources.
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- Action News Now: Declining Sierra Nevada snowpack levels potentially impacting state water supply
- The Weather Channel: Snow season getting shorter across most of the U.S., new analysis finds