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Green Acres: Photos of the Bay Area Before and After the Drought

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You may be drenched and sick of the rain, but take heart: The drought is officially over.

For the past several years, Bay Area residents have been seeing beige—shades of wheat, tan, and gold cloaking our hillsides; and sand where our bodies of water once were. But look out the window, kids: If you haven't yet noticed, things seem a lot more vibrant these days.

Wild flowers are blooming and, as a Mercury News photo story showed Thursday, the mountainsides have grown thick with green grass and the lakes are luring boaters in droves.

These pictures are worth a thousand words.

Before and After the Drought

Before and After the Drought

Before and After the Drought

Before and After the Drought

Before and After the Drought

Before and After the Drought

Before and After of the Drought

Before and After of the Drought

Before and After the Drought

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