Sacramento went from record drought to record rain. Climate change may make that more common
California has always been a state known for its weather variability. There have been other instances of intense precipitation, like the heavy rainfall in 2017 that led to the Oroville dam crisis. But [UCLA climate scientist Daniel] Swain said that particularly intense precipitation during periods of dryness are expected to become the norm due to climate change.
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