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A legal battle between conservation groups and the US Forest Service over management of the Sierra Nevada national forests has come to an end. The groups have reached a settlement after nearly a decade.
If a flood were to hit Twitchell Island in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta it would threaten much of California’s water supply. It’s why emergency management agencies are holding flood-fighting exercises during a drought.
Under a new ballot measure for El Dorado County, the cost of preventing wildfires would increase property tax bills. A fire district in the Lake Tahoe Basin wants to spend more on wildfire fuel reduction and pass the cost on to property owners.
California Governor Jerry Brown says the state can lead the way with its water policies just as California is leading the way with initiatives for renewable energy and climate change.
Scientists may soon have a more accurate way to predict the extent and severity of droughts, floods and even the amount of food California can produce.