This is what the Yuba River looked like December 6, 2012.
This is what it looked like January 20, 2014.
December 6, 2012
January 20, 2014
The Governor declared a state of drought emergency last Friday. And as he has said, he can declare a drought, but he can't make it rain. Ain't that the truth. Here in California we only ever get rain in the winter. December is typically the wettest month. The average rainfall for December is 10.32 inches (26.2 cm), for January is 8.38 inches (21.3). We have had .57 inches (1.4 cm) of rain in December, and so far less than half of that in January, and there is absolutely no rain on the horizon.