The Bay Area was beaten by storms and an atmospheric river last week, marking the first intense pour it has experienced for a long period following the drought season.
Some areas in the Bay Area have slid down from the worst, remarkable drought category even if they were not completely taken out from the red. The recent drought monitor report said these areas eased a level down to the extreme drought category, KRON4 reported.
The drought monitor furthered that the West Coast has experienced above-normal precipitation. Even with the record rainfall, however, the report said that “the rain was not enough to replenish significantly low reservoirs.”
“From October 21 to 26, reservoirs rose very little,” it said.
But storms are still heavy. Tracie Morales, East Bay Municipal District spokesperson, told KRON4 that: “This is about 1/3 of all of the precipitation that was generated all of last year.”
The National Weather Service said that Alameda County was hit by a 48-hour rail total ranging from 0.25 inches to over nine inches.
Meanwhile, Contra Costa was hit by more than ten inches of rain.
Nearly eight inches of rain was meanwhile recorded in some parts of San Francisco County.
Marin County’s Mount Tamalpais got inches of rain that the earlier mentioned places, with 16.55, while the remaining areas in the county got between two to eight inches of rain.
Napa County hit the highest inches of rain at 9.78 while San Mateo got a maximum of over eight inches of rain.
In its heftiest rain area, Santa Clara County recorded over seven inches of rain.