2017: The year in review — January

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Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar
January storms caused drivers to kick up water as they drove through puddles. 
Gauging progress: Recent storms helping the area, but much more is needed
Jan. 5
It’s been a good week for rain if not exactly a great one. Light rain and drizzle pervaded the region throughout Jan. 4, depositing around a half-inch at most locations in the Ojai Valley.
And though the gentle sound of the precipitation might have been music to many local ears, area water purveyors and experts say a lot more is going to have to fall to make any kind of dent in the drought.

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