@#3 .. It's quite abnormal to have this much rain and snow at this time of the year. I'm frankly just trying to focus on how nice it is to see reservoirs fill up. ...
Yes, it is good to see the reservoirs have been filling up again.
But also do not forget that the farms of California also rely on the water table levels. And when it rains so much in such a short period of time, most tends to run off, not soak in. to raise the water tables
Also, too much rain is also a problem...
Floods fill some of California's summer strawberry fields
...As river water gushed through a broken levee, thousands of people in a California farming town were forced to evacuate as their homes were flooded and businesses destroyed.
Yet another potential casualty of the powerful rainstorms that drenched coastal California: hundreds of acres of fresh strawberries slated for America's supermarket shelves this summer.
Industry experts estimate about a fifth of strawberry farms in the Watsonville and Salinas areas have been flooded since the levee ruptured late Friday about 70 miles (110 kilometers) south of San Francisco and another river overflowed. It's too soon to know whether the berry plants can be recovered, but the longer they remain underwater the more challenging it can get, said Jeff Cardinale, a spokesperson for the California Strawberry Commission.
"When the water recedes, what does the field look like " if it is even a field anymore?" Cardinale said. "It could just be a muddy mess where there is nothing left."...
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California scenes show devastation from flooding, sinkholes amid barrage of atmospheric rivers (January 2023)
....Moisture from rounds of rain have created dangerous mudslides and sent trees sliding off mountain roads. California first responders have been busy rescuing people from sinkholes and flooding.
The onslaught of atmospheric rivers continues to pummel California this week, making roads impassable, creating massive sinkholes and dropping more than a foot of rain in some places.
California is in its third week in a row of heavy rain brought on by a series of back-to-back atmospheric rivers that kicked off right after Christmas. After the latest system passed, strong winds and intense rain continue with another atmospheric river forecast to arrive later this week. ...
Some videos and photos of the havoc wrought in the article....