California's drought caused the Sierra Nevada mountain range to RISE almost an inch as it 'dried out'
A lack of water caused California's Sierra Nevada mountain range to rise nearly an inch (24 millimeters) in height during the drought years from October 2011 to October 2015, a NASA study has revealed.
It shows that Earth is far better than thought at storing water than researchers had thought.
During the two following years of more abundant snow and rainfall, the mountains have regained about half as much water in the rock as they had lost in the preceding drought and have fallen about half an inch (12 millimeters) in height, the team say.
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