California?s received record levels of snow and rain so far this year. And in Northern California there are signs that the drought may be coming to an end. There are full reservoirs, record snow levels and flooding. But as FM89?s Ezra David Romero reports even though there are these indicators, places in the Central Valley remain in extreme drought. All this talk of the drought nearing an end has me wondering whether this is just wishful thinking. UC Davis Water Expert Jay Lund says that depends on where you live. "We?re not going to be so hard pressed for the most part this year in providing water for most of the state,? says Lund. ?There will be some places ? actually down in Tulare County ? that won?t get all the water they will like.? Recent storms are filling reservoirs across the state and the ample snowpack could bring a steady flow of runoff later this year, but even still Lund says areas like Tulare County are in a predicament due to over pumping of groundwater which could
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