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Snow covered mountain tops rise behind downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017. After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the mountain ranges of Southern California following a barrage of storms. East of Los Angeles, the Bear Mountain-Snow Summit resorts report their largest January total, 70 inches, while Mountain High says the latest storm dropped the most snow in five years. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

Spring has sprung for Californians. The 4-year emergency drought has been lifted.

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California Gov. Jerry Brown lifted the state's drought emergency after the state experienced one of the wettest winters on record, according to the Associated Press. The drought had severe implications for the ecosystem--straining native fish that migrated up rivers, killing millions of trees, and forcing farmers in the are to rely on groundwater.

The emergency's lifting comes nearly four years after it had been declared in 2014.

"This drought emergency is over, but the next drought could be around the corner," Brown said in a statement. "Conservation must remain a way of life."

Gov. Brown lifted the order in all California countries except Fresno, Kings, Tulare and Tuolumne.

Spring has sprung for Californians. The 4-year emergency drought has been lifted.

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A steady progression of more consistent rainfall led regulators last year to begin relaxing the rules. But the monstrosity of this year's winter storms eradicated nearly all signs of drought.

Spring has sprung for Californians. The 4-year emergency drought has been lifted.

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