The historic five-year drought is officially over, washed away with the relentlessly drenching rains, floods and snowstorms of this winter. But the brutally dry years from 2012–16 are already leaving a legacy, experts say, changing the way Californians use water for generations to come. "This was the wake-up call of the century," said Felicia Marcus, chair of the State Water Resources Control Board.READ MORE ►
'A wake-up call'
How the 5-year drought has changed California forever