It depends on where you are. California is currently experiencing a horrific drought. I lived there most of my life, and have noticed a pattern; approximately every 14 years, there is a drought, and every 14 years in the middle of the cycle, there is a heavy winter. Example: drought years were 1977, 1990, and 2004. heavy winter years were 1969, 1982, 1996, and 2010. According to my calculations, California's drought will end the spring of 2018, which means they'd better find a way to deal with it until then - sorry, California! But hang in there - you have hope!