California is Finally Drought-Free After 7 Years and They’re Being Rewarded With a Butterfly Boom


For the first time since Dec. 20, 2011, California is free of #drought. The state had experienced some form of drought for 376 consecutive weeks. pic.twitter.com/P4lKplUDQQ

— Drought Center (@DroughtCenter) March 14, 2019

California has finally been declared drought-free after experiencing 7 years of alarmingly arid conditions – and it has resulted in a surge of butterflies and wildflowers.

According to recent reports from the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center, California has been experiencing some form of drought since December 20th, 2011 – which is 376 consecutive weeks in total.

California conditions have been improving since 2017 when experts happily reported an abundance of rain and snowfall during the winter season.

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The rain and snow reduced the amount of drought-affected state land from 97% in 2016 to just 57%. Around the same time, the U.S. Drought Monitor reported that America’s nationwide drought had finally come to an end after three years.

Now, only 7% of California is experiencing “abnormally dry” conditions – but experts reassure that these areas of southern California are expected to improve.

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