Drought Area Triples In 3 Months, Now Affecting 92 Percent Of California

About 92 percent of California is under some level of drought, according to a report released by the National Drought Migration Center on Thursday. That’s a three-fold increase from conditions just three months ago, when only 26 percent of the state was experiencing drought. The drought conditions are broken down into five categories, ranging from abnormally dry to exceptional drought. Right now, no part of California is being affected by extreme or exceptional drought, according to the report.