This photo shows the condition of Jeffrey pines, as well as black oak and cypress, in the Laguna Mountains in the summer of 2016.

The current drought may be ending.  To see what the future may bring, compare the tree rings diagrammed using historical data for climate water deficit, with those based on climate water deficit projections for the future under the "business as usual scenario".

See also historical data diagrammed based on the Palmer Drought Severity Index.