We got through a historic drought and have come out the other side after the atmospheric rivers and steady rains of this past winter in California. Especially in Northern California and around the Sierra Nevadas, satellite images show the dramatic contrasts in the landscape between 2015 and 2017, as the snow pack went from nil to 170 percent of average by this past winter.

The illustrative video above from NASA shows the before-and-afters, including Trinity Lake, north of Redding in Trinity County, and San Francisco and Monterey Bays.

[h/t: Tom's Garden]