DROUGHT: Despite rains, snowpack reading in Calif. brings bad news Anne C. Mulkern, E&E reporter ClimateWire: Wednesday, April 2, 2014 Recent rains in California have failed to rescue the state from its sweeping drought. Please subscribe to ClimateWire to read the full story. Username: Password: Forgot your access codes? Recover them. Not a subscriber? Sign up for a trial. Ready to subscribe? Click here.