"What a difference 2 years makes!" writes Jimmy Griffin, the resident who produced this impressive video, on his Facebook page. The video shows the dramatic increase of water on the Truckee River during the 2017 winter in Lake Tahoe, California, compared to 2015. It was a record-breaking year with over 700 inches of snow and 89.7 inches of rain in the Sacramento Valley.
The North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve, a 3,315-acre property located three miles north of Oroville, in Butte County, is seen from above in this drone video taken around April 15, 2017 . In addition to the wildflowers shown at this location in Butte County, waterfalls shown are Phantom Falls, Little Phantom Falls and Ravine Falls.
Tree mortality remains a long-term issue in California despite an end to the state’s historic drought of six-plus years. As a result of the drought and subsequent bark beetle infestations, more than 102 million trees have died. Cal OES takes a closer look at how the drought has affected tree mortality and what lies ahead.