Fresno County remains in extreme drought despite recent storms
Fresno County remains in extreme drought despite recent storms.
After years of drought, we’ve seen a staggering amount of rain.
So far, Fresno has seen more than three inches of rain this month.
"These are the kind of storms we expect," Ryan Jacobsen with the Fresno County Farm Bureau said.
Jacobsen says the ag community is enjoying the rain and forecaster Alena Lee says areas across the Central Valley have seen double, and even triple, the amount of moisture than last year.
"So far in Fresno, we have seen over three inches of rain total just in Fresno alone," she said.
So, we have seen several inches of rain and we’re not even out of January yet."
Last year, the Central Valley was in what is labeled an Exceptional Drought and some areas south of Bakersfield are still dealing with that.
As for farmers in our area, planting season shouldn’t be affected.
"Obviously, with some of the rains we’ve seen, it’ll keep folks out of those fields for a time, but, overall, I think everyone is welcoming the rain."