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Adam Taggart
By Adam Taggart on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 - 11:08am

Fire & Rain: El Nino Is Unlikely To End The West's Drought

Despite the 95% confidence-level weather forecasters have for a huge El Niño system arriving in North America this winter, it's unlikely to end the drought in the West.

And despite that, California's current crisis of tinder-dry climate may quickly shift to one of "too much water", as heavy rains may well cause inordinate flooding and landslides. The damage to vegetation by the drought reduces soil stability and its capacity for absorbing water.