The state's is coming off a good round of soaking rain, but we're seeing little in the way of rising reservoirs.
Melissa Meade is a meteorologist with the National Weather Service and equates what we've seen as a sort of down payment in the water bank. Downtown Sacramento saw four and a half inches of rainfall in February.
"About 119% or 120% of normal," Meade said.
Overall, however, California averages are hovering around 40% for the year. Folsom Reservoir is now at 32% of capacity, it was 17% last month. The rain is good news for a fire season that never really ended, but there is a catch.
"The fine fuels will green up, and as soon as we dry up it just means more fuel to burn."
Every little bit helps when it comes to rain, but that shouldn't be mistaken for a cure. Paul Wenger, President of the California Farm Bureau says we need a lot more rain to end the drought.
If that doesn't happen, he says farmworkers will lose their jobs this summer and farm owners will be under huge economic pressure as they pay taxes on land that is either not producing food, or not producing enough.