According to a story in The Guardian, "California Gov. Jerry Brown officially declared an end to the state's historic drought Friday, but warned that it must be prepared for the future. 'This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner,' Brown said. 'Conservation must remain a way of life.'
Brown lifted the drought emergency in all but four California counties, the paper reported, since spring rains have brought some relief to the long-parched state, helping restore groundwater supplies.