Apr 9, 2016

Showers Delay California Ball Game but Won't Ease Drought

Southern California Rain
Heavy clouds and rain pass over downtown Los Angeles on Friday, April 8, 2016. The first of two weather systems has brought showers to Southern California but rainfall has been scattered and mostly light. The National Weather Service says radar shows showers running across the region early Friday but not much of the rain is reaching the ground. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel) Photo by Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — Apr 9, 2016, 5:29 PM ET

April showers delayed a ball game and prompted flood advisories as they scooted through California on Saturday but the overall rain totals won't do much to ease five years of drought, forecasters said.
Light rain began falling Friday and scattered showers should continue into Sunday, with a slight chance of thunderstorms, according to the National Weather Service.
In San Francisco, a downpour delayed the Giants-Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game for 41 minutes.
In Central California, where up to 2 inches of rain fell, the National Weather Service issued flood advisories until 3 p.m. for Merced, Mariposa and southwestern Tuolumne counties.

Apr 8, 2016

Overflowing California reservoirs not enough to quench drought


By BEN TRACY CBS NEWS April 8, 2016, 7:10 PM

LAKE OROVILLE, Calif. -- Southern California is expected to get much-needed rain this weekend, and Northern California has received plenty in recent weeks. But when it comes to drought relief, it's hardly a drop in the bucket.

Two million gallons of water per minute were being released from one of California's largest reservoirs because it was simply too full.