Wicked Beautiful—Return of rain ends ‘drought emergency’

  • [photo by Elizabeth Gilbert Photography]

    [photo by Elizabeth Gilbert Photography]

By Patric Hedlund, TME

The evidence popped into bloom all around us in March and April, but Governor Edmund G. ‘Jerry’ Brown made it official with a proclamation on April 7.

Brown said California’s long drought emergency is over, for now, but conservation measures adopted throughout the state during this historic dry spell must…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

Photo captions:

Cattle along SR138 stand in chest-high meadows of wild flowers

Above: The Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve and the Carrizo Plain. Below: Tejon Ranch Conservancy wildflower superbloom.

Readers documented an amazing spring with a festival of photos, which we showcase throughout this Easter issue.

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