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Wet winter eases California drought, giving way to spring flood risks
17/03/2023 09:12 PM | Click to read full article
The mixed blessing of California’s exceptionally wet winter is likely to play out this spring with somewhat heightened flood risks in a state left largely drought-free for the first time in three years, US NOAA reported. The agency’s spring outlook shows 44% of the US as a whole faces a greater-than-50% chance of flooding in April, May and June, mostly east of the Mississippi River and the bulk of it is classified as minor, meaning with little or no serious property damage likely.