Washington state rain no cure drought, due to bleak snowpack

LA Times: Californians take note: It is possible to have rain - lots of it - and still be plagued by drought. Just look at tiny Forks, Wash., which bills itself as the wettest town in the contiguous United States. As of Thursday, 26.6 inches of rain had fallen on the Olympic Peninsula hamlet since Jan. 1, nearly twice what Los Angeles averages in an entire year. And yet on Friday, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee declared droughts on the Olympic Peninsula, which has three separate rainforests; as well as on......

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