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In the southern San Joaquin Valley, water-year precipitation has averaged 30 to 50 percent of normal, and locally less than 50 percent of normal over the past three years. Short-term moisture has been somewhat more plentiful in northern California, though areas north of Sacramento are experiencing long-term precipitation deficits of 70-75 percent of normal over the past three years. A small reduction in Extreme Drought (D3) was made in the Mojave Desert, where  wildflower bloom has responded favorably to showers.

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