How will record-breaking rainfall help the state’s drought?

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FOLSOM LAKE, Calif. (KTXL) – The record rain the Sacramento region received over the weekend is a nice step in hopefully ending the state’s drought, but still leaves much to be desired.

The water levels at Folsom Lake are currently 6 inches higher than before the storm hit.

David Rizzardo, a hydrology section manager with the California Department of Water Resources, told FOX40 that, ideally, the state would need a wet season that is about 150% above normal to seriously start tackling drought issues.