The end of the drought has wide reaching impacts in state parks.
At Hearst Castle, it means the fountains designed by Julia Morgan will again be filled with water. And when the renovation of the Neptune Pool is complete, the pool will be filled again, probably in September.
At beaches in Southern California, it means the State Parks Department is turning on public showers at state beaches.
Showers are operating again at Bolsa Chica, Huntington Beach and other beaches. It not only allows beach goers to rinse off sand and salt water, surfers can rinse off toxins in the water to reduce the chance of infection.
In Pismo Beach, the state park will open soon. For weeks, it’s been closed because the campground was flooded.