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California Drought Recovery
Coverage of one of California's most severe dry spells on record and its dramatic turnaround
Then and Now: Dramatic Photos of California's Drought and Recovery
Nov 28, 2017
Published Nov 28, 2017 at 2:02 PM
Historically dry winters combined with years of below-average rainfall took a toll on California. But a wet winter of 2016-2017 turned brown hillsides green and filled once dismally low lakes and reservoirs with water.
These images illustrate the dramatic difference.
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