The most recent California drought is in our past! A series of storms have hit the west coast recently, and the clouds are finally breaking. After lots of much-needed rain and snow, the drought is more or less over, and California is wet and lush again.
2011-2014 were by far the driest years in California's recorded history, and it took until now for our reservoirs, lakes, and ecology to catch up.
In that last decade, I witnessed and photographed many anomalies, like winter wildfires and snowless, but frozen lakes that people were ice skating on in Yosemite. I buried the experiences into my memory, but, “I can see clearly now the r̶a̶i̶n̶ drought is gone”.
I bring you four photo essays from the drought that feature the beautiful, odd and depressing phenomenons that came with the drought. Please feel free to share your experiences from the drought as well.
📷: A winter wildfire of 2014 in Sequoia National Park.