This article, from Inside Climate News, points out that the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountaisn, the primary source of water for California, is at an almost all-time low, at only 27% of normal. The chief of the state water survey, measured the snow depth at 13.6 inches, with 2.6 inches of water content—about 14 percent of the average. Overall, snowpack in the Sierras—which provides roughly a third of the state’s water supply—is at 27 percent of normal for February 1.
Is California heading back into a drought? Seems like it.