EXPLAINER: How much will the rain help California’s drought?


              FILE - Jerry and Marsha Best wade through flood waters on College Drive in Watsonville, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023, near their home. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP, File)
            
              A vehicle is trapped by mud and debris at Jameson Lane near Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Howard Burman looks at mud that washed through his garage after the San Lorenzo River overflowed in the Felton Grove neighborhood of Felton, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              FILE - Cars sit stuck in a flooded underpass in Oakland, Calif., on, Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Salgu Wissmath/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Miles Gomez, 9, plays with his twin brother, Edison, after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Huge amounts of snow are seen after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Walter Fernandez moves irrigation pipes on an alfalfa field belonging to Al Medvitz in Rio Vista, Calif., July 25, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              FILE - Water levels are low at San Luis Reservoir, which stores irrigation water for San Joaquin Valley farms, in Gustine, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)
            
              Nick Enero wades through floodwaters while helping his brother salvage items from his Merced, Calif., home as storms continue battering the state on Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
            
              FILE - Jerry and Marsha Best wade through flood waters on College Drive in Watsonville, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023, near their home. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP, File)
            
              A vehicle is trapped by mud and debris at Jameson Lane near Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Howard Burman looks at mud that washed through his garage after the San Lorenzo River overflowed in the Felton Grove neighborhood of Felton, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              FILE - Cars sit stuck in a flooded underpass in Oakland, Calif., on, Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Salgu Wissmath/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Miles Gomez, 9, plays with his twin brother, Edison, after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Huge amounts of snow are seen after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Walter Fernandez moves irrigation pipes on an alfalfa field belonging to Al Medvitz in Rio Vista, Calif., July 25, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              FILE - Water levels are low at San Luis Reservoir, which stores irrigation water for San Joaquin Valley farms, in Gustine, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)
            
              Nick Enero wades through floodwaters while helping his brother salvage items from his Merced, Calif., home as storms continue battering the state on Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
            
              FILE - Jerry and Marsha Best wade through flood waters on College Drive in Watsonville, Calif., Jan. 9, 2023, near their home. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Shmuel Thaler/The Santa Cruz Sentinel via AP, File)
            
              A vehicle is trapped by mud and debris at Jameson Lane near Highway 101 in Montecito, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)
            
              Howard Burman looks at mud that washed through his garage after the San Lorenzo River overflowed in the Felton Grove neighborhood of Felton, Calif., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (AP Photo/Nic Coury)
            
              FILE - Cars sit stuck in a flooded underpass in Oakland, Calif., on, Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat. (Salgu Wissmath/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Miles Gomez, 9, plays with his twin brother, Edison, after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif., Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Huge amounts of snow are seen after a series of storms blasted communities surrounding South Lake Tahoe, Calif. on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. And the rain and snow won’t be enough to fix some of California’s long-term water problems that climate change is making worse. (Brontë Wittpenn/San Francisco Chronicle via AP, File)
            
              FILE - Walter Fernandez moves irrigation pipes on an alfalfa field belonging to Al Medvitz in Rio Vista, Calif., July 25, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
            
              FILE - Water levels are low at San Luis Reservoir, which stores irrigation water for San Joaquin Valley farms, in Gustine, Calif., Sept. 14, 2022. California has experienced a devastating, multi-year drought that’s depleted reservoirs, forced officials to plead with residents to conserve water and constrained supplies to vital farmland. (AP Photo/Terry Chea, File)
            
              Nick Enero wades through floodwaters while helping his brother salvage items from his Merced, Calif., home as storms continue battering the state on Jan. 10, 2023. The series of storms that have struck California have poured water on a state mired in a years-long drought. Experts say the precipitation will help relieve the drought somewhat.  (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
EXPLAINER: How much will the rain help California’s drought?