For the past four years, skiers and snowboarders have suffered through one of the worst droughts in the history of California. Last year, the Tahoe snowpack on April 1 was so bad, Governor Jerry Brown ordered the state’s first-ever mandatory statewide water restrictions. This fall, however, the snowpack is measuring well above average and more storms are on the horizon. And although the strongest effects of El Niño likely won’t be felt until mid-December at the earliest, everyone is wondering: will this year’s record-breaking El Niño rescue California from its epic drought?
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