Could El Niño quench a parched California?

Merced River floodwaters inundated Yosemite Valley in January of 1997. While El Niño conditions developed in March of 1997, the great flood was not technically an El Niño event, climatologist Dr. Kelly Redmond has written.The drought that has gripped the state of California packs a double punch for Mariposa County.
The lack of rain has deciminated forage in the hills, and has local cattle ranchers looking for alternate types of feed. Add to that the fact that many springs and wells in the count...

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