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'Atmospheric River' Drenches Drought-stricken California

The North Fork of the Kaweah River, which flows from Sequoia National Park, is seen swollen with frothy, black water, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Three Rivers, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
The North Fork of the Kaweah River, which flows from Sequoia National Park, is seen swollen with frothy, black water, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Three Rivers, Calif. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
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San Francisco (AP) -- A powerful atmospheric river storm that swept through California set rainfall records and helped douse wildfires. But it remained to be seen how much of a dent it made in the state's drought.

The weather system weakened as it moved south but still dropped enough rain Monday evening to cause mudslides that closed roads in the San Bernardino Mountains northeast of Los Angeles.