We took a road trip through that area last fall. Through Olympic NP, down through the Redwood Parks and into northern CA. Went through many areas of recent fires and a couple where forestry officials were managing controlled burns for prevention. The worst we saw was just outside of Redding, CA. Complete devastation of homes and property right up to the city limit. I don't know how may burned out homes and vehicles we passed driving east into Redding. We talked to some residents who were in great fear that the fire would cross into town but somehow they managed to hold the line at the city limit. They mentioned the same think as you, that they have not been getting past historic levels of snow melt in the Cascades to fill the reservoirs and the drier, hotter summers have made for some devastating fire seasons. It was heart breaking to see the devastation in person, more so than on the news. We are fortunate here to have an ample supply of fresh water, as long as we can keep the Great Lakes healthy.