California ‘Rain Debt’ Equal To Full Year Of Precip; Will Strengthening El Nino Bring Relief?

A new NASA study has concluded California accumulated a debt of about 20 inches of precipitation between 2012 and 2015 — the average amount expected to fall in the state in a single year. The deficit was driven primarily by a lack of air currents moving inland from the Pacific Ocean that are rich in water vapor.

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