Lake Oroville, then and now
July 2011 (Paul Hames/CA DWR) August 2014 (Justin Sullivan/Getty)
Despite some stormy days in December and a wet weekend ahead, California is bracing for its fourth consecutive year of drought. Last month marked California’s driest January on record. Typically the wettest period of the year, San Francisco remained bone dry the whole month; the first time the city had no measurable rainfall since it began keeping tabs more than 165 years ago.