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Skiing on July 4. More rain than Seattle. Yes, California’s drought is receding.

How much precipitation has fallen on Northern California this winter? So much that Squaw Valley expects to be open for skiing July 4. So much that Sacramento’s rainfall has surpassed traditional rainy meccas like Seattle and Portland, Ore. So much that the U.S. Drought Monitor, a study produced weekly by scientists from multiple federal agencies, reported Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, that only 17 percent of California is still gripped by drought.

Summer skiers wear shorts, bikinis and stars and stripes

Squaw Valley was the place to be Monday. Skiers enjoyed sunshine, snow and dressing up in stars-and-stripes outfits to celebrate the holiday.