Record LA rainfall won't help the drought

Los Angeles experienced record-breaking rainfall yesterday, Tuesday, but it will do little to help the drought conditions affecting the city and the rest of California.

LA in the rain.

LA in the rain. Image by Rod Ramsey / CC BY 2.0

Almost 2.4 inches of water fell on Downtown, with similar amounts in other parts of LA, causing commuter nightmares and flash flooding. The rain was the remnants of tropical storm Linda and brought to an end a week-long heatwave. Despite the large amount  of rain that was dumped on the city, most of it will have washed down storm drains and ended up in the ocean without having a noticeable impact on the drought. Read more: 

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