SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – For the first time in a long time, no part of California is in exceptional drought conditions.
The U.S. Drought Monitor released new data Thursday morning. Storm after storm hitting California in January has finally put a dent in the state’s drought.READ MORE: 1 Arrested After Spectators Allegedly Block Deputies Trying To Break Up Sutter County Sideshow
Last week, there 2.13 percent of the state was in exceptional drought conditions. This was already a significant drop from the previous month, when 21.04 percent of the state was in extreme drought conditions.READ MORE: Gov. Gavin Newsom Threatens Mandatory Water Cuts If Californians Don’t Use Less Water
This time last year, 40.21 percent of the state was in an exceptional drought.
The last time no part of California was in the exceptional drought category was back on Jan. 28, 2014.MORE NEWS: Cousins From Ceres Killed In Modesto Rollover Crash
While no part of California is in exceptional drought conditions, 2.16 percent of the state remains in an extreme drought. Another 26.46 percent remains in severe drought. Still, these numbers are also vast improvements from last week and a complete reversal from last year.