California Gov. Jerry Brown signed an executive order Friday lifting the state's drought emergency in all but four counties.
As California's landscape has turned from brown to green, Getty photographer Justin Sullivan revisited some of the locations where he documented the effects of the drought.
After record rainfall and snow in the mountains, his meticulously composed before-and-after photos dramatize the rising water levels and the return of vegetation to the formerly parched state.
Click on the images below to see them at a larger scale.
The drought emergency had been in effect since 2014.
A man-made reservoir, Lake Oroville was at 32 percent of its capacity when the top photo was taken.
Reservoirs across the state are now near capacity.