Bay Area Experiences Wettest May in 20 Years

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A pedestrian crosses Front Street in San Francisco's Financial District. (Photo: Mark Andrew Boyer/KQED)

We've come a long way since the mandatory water restrictions of 2015: atmospheric rivers have delivered almost two inches of rain to the Bay Area so far this month, Northern California reservoirs are near capacity and Sierra snowpack is well above the average for this time of year. But should the state still be saving water in case of a drought? We'll check in on the health of the state's water supply and how the wet winter and spring may affect the upcoming fire season.


Paul Rogers, managing editor, KQED Science; natural resources and environment reporter, The Mercury News