A wet winter and plenty of rain have changed the landscape of California. The latest Drought Monitor shows it is free of drought for the first time in more than seven years. Officials estimate more than 93-percent of California is free of drought or dryness. They say only an area along the Oregon border in parts of four southern counties still have an issue.
At the beginning of the year, more than 75 percent of the state was at some level of drought. Since that time, storms have improved water supplies but have also brought flooding to parts of wine country in Sanoma County.