MAP: See how much recent rains helped shrink California’s drought

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Wow take a look at this! 

The Bay Area along with the rest of California has been getting soaked by storm after storm this year. 

Thanks to all that rain, a new report released by the U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday shows that majority of California’s drought has been washed away. 

By comparison to this week a year ago, around 48 percent of the state was in drought status. 

Here’s a map comparing this week to the same time last year: 

Earlier in Feb. 15 we first told you when the Bay Area was officially out of a drought. 

During that time, much of Southern California remained in a drought. 

Here’s that map from February: 

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