More Rain Needed To Reduce Fire Danger, Stave Off Future Drought

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SANTA ROSA (KPIX 5) — More than a month and a half into this year’s rainy season and significant precipitation was finally falling on Tuesday in Northern California. The state could use it in more ways than one.

“If we could get these systems where we get upwards of a half inch to an inch, with enough time in between each other to relieve our soils and relieve our creeks,” said Paul Lowenathal of Cal Fire, referring to optimal rain conditions for the North Bay.

Rain fell on Santa Rosa’s Skyhawk community Tuesday afternoon and it was just the right amount: not heavy enough to threaten mudslides in burn scars, but enough to reduce the fire threat.

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