The Year Ends with Heavy Rainfall

Buckets of rain in San Gabriel

Catherine Zhu

After a series of winter storms in California, the CA Drought Monitor has changed the state drought levels from 46% to 23% for 2021. December brought more than 150% normal rainfall across California. Before December, California’s 500 reservoirs were 50% lower than capacity.

On December 14, 2.16 inches of rain fell in Downtown LA, breaking a Dec 14 record set in 1888 (0.96 inches of rain) reports NBC LA.

The 2020-21 rainfall season saw 5.82 inches of rain. The 2018-19 season saw 18.82 inches of rain.

Rainfall in Los Angeles (LA Almanac)