California drought breaks rainfall records

Dec. 30, 2013

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — December, which usually brings rainfall in the state, has been notably dry this year.

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — The National Weather Service has reported records for lack of rainfall throughout California this December, according to an article by the Contra Cost Times.

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Although December usually brings rain even in a dry year, the state has seen little rainfall this month, the article noted.

According to the article, California's official rain year will end on June 30.

The impact of the state's drought is hardest on farmers, small water systems and private well owners who lose water for irrigation and drinking water, the article reported.

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