Even El Niño delivers rain & snow, drought may never release grip

Fresno Bee: Will the drought ever really end? California hopes for a sodden winter of El Niño-spawned storms. If they come, our near-empty reservoirs may fill to the brim. But will the rain and snow be enough to replenish underground basins sinking from years of desperate pumping? Will that be enough to coax wary farmers to plant acres of tomatoes and melons again on fallow land? Will farmworkers find jobs close to home and rural residents see water tables rise to reach their wells? Will the synthetic......

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