The news media tends to be late to the party on seeing the obvious. They like things like droughts and floods and fires.
They seem to never say things are normal, when they are normal. Expect them to claim we are in a drought until they claim we are in unprecedented floods.
For the record this reporter, who does have a science background, has been telling people since December 2015 that the CA drought appears over, a new climate pattern appears to be in motion.
This flow chart shows that, rivers are flowing 5 even 10 times higher today than in last two years.