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Arizona is having a surprisingly wet winter — and it's actually helping the drought

For the last week, we’ve seen heavy rains in the Valley and mountains of snow in the high country.

In Phoenix, rainfall is already above average with 1.23 inches of rain this month. And up north in Flagstaff, snowpack is two feet above normal.

As Arizona faces historic drought conditions, the wet weather is welcome. But will it help alleviate drought conditions? What about dropping water levels in Lake Mead and Lake Powell?

To talk about the big picture, The Show got in touch with Randy Cerveny, professor of geographical sciences at ASU.

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.