On July 19, 2015 there was record rainfall over the Los Angeles and San Diego areas. This is amidst a historic drought and the rain is needed.
Widespread showers and thunderstorms across the Desert Southwest are being fueled by moisture from former Hurricane Dolores.
Los Angeles and San Diego set all-time rainfall records for the month of July on Saturday.
National Weather Service meteorologist called [it] "super historic."
What is the significance of the "super historic" rainfall for July in California (July 19, 2015) in terms of climate change and water reservoirs used for municipalities? In other words, what is the likelihood that climate change could bring more of these types of rain events in the future? Related, what is the relative impact on water reservoirs and how much relief from the drought does such an event provide? Does California have a long-term plan to capture more of this type of flash-flood rainfall in the future?