The drought before and after

The drought before and after.
Just a few years ago, California seemed well on its way to becoming Mars thanks to a prolonged drought.
It started in January 2014 and didn’t really begin to ease until a year ago.
Now, there are no areas of the state in drought, the first time that’s been the case since 2011.
Justin Sullivan, of Getty Images, recently returned to all of the spots he documented during the drought.
His images show that nature is pretty grand, if occasionally unrelenting.
Woodacre, Calif. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images **BOTTOM IMAGE** WOODACRE, CA – APRIL 10, 2017: Horses graze in a field on April 10, 2017 in Woodacre, California.
Jerry Brown signed an executive order Friday to lift the State’s drought emergency in all but four counties.
The drought emergency had been in place since 2014.
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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