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California

No revisions were made this week in California. An Associated Press report (dated August 20th) notes land in central California's agricultural region is sinking quickly because of the state's historic drought. This is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals, and putting roads, bridges, and other infrastructure at risk. The extent of Short to very Short topsoil moisture for the state of California, as a whole, is generally around 80 percent, a decline of about 5 percent since last week.

What will El Niño mean for California?

NOAA's Drought Task Force has put together an assessment of El Niño's potential impacts on winter precipitation in California. Answers to frequently asked questions and a two-page summary can be found here

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