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County water authority declares drought over


Last updated 2/3/2017 at Noon

SAN DIEGO – The San Diego County Water Authority Board of Directors (SDCWA) declared on Jan. 26 an end to drought conditions in the region, citing heavy local rainfall and snow in western mountain areas.

According to the Water Authority, precipitation at San Diego's official reporting station at Lindbergh Field is 172 percent of average at this time.

Statewide snow-water content is 193 percent of average, while the snowpack in the Colorado River Basin – where San Diego obtains some of its water – is also well above normal, the SDCWA reported.

A resolution approved by the agency's b...

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