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About 10 percent of California now in moderate drought status, scientists say

About 10 percent of California now in moderate drought status, scientists say

BY MICHAEL MCGOUGH The latest map by the U.S. Drought Monitor brings some bad news for California: After a virtually rain-less start to February, nearly half of the state is either “abnormally dry” or at a “moderate” drought level. The monitor shows a pocket of the Central Valley and southern Sierra Nevada, from Tuolumne and Mariposa counties, […]