‘Severe’ drought covers nearly 99.8% of CA

Drought conditions may have leveled off across California, but nearly 100% of the state remains in the third-harshest category for dryness, according to the latest measurements.

For the past two weeks, California’s drought picture has remained the same, halting a steady march toward worse. But the breather has allowed the state to recover only ever so slightly.

In May, 100% of California was experiencing “severe” drought — the third harshest on a five-level scale — but since things have leveled off, that figure has only improved to 99.8%, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor report.

via ‘Severe’ drought covers nearly 99.8% of California, report says – LA Times.