Impacts Of The Storm
- Potential depris flows on American and Rim Burn scars
- Harzardous winter weather driving expected at Sierra pass levels
- Chain controls and travel delays over high Sierra passes
- Wet and slippery roadways
Weather Tweets From Around The Region
It's raining in Galt! (I'm not driving) pic.twitter.com/rggxyg9Oef— Neel Kashkari (@neelkashkari) January 29, 2014
Shot of the traffic backing up downtown on I-5 near Garden pic.twitter.com/SkoVrs05KB— Caltrans District 3 (@D3PIO) January 29, 2014
Record summer heat has increased fire risk in California and the Western U.S. as drought conditions expand.
Statewide water conservation exceeded the mandatory goal in May and Sacramento reduced water use 40 percent.
In the fourth year of drought in California, sales and use of "safe and sane" fireworks are restricted in some areas, allowed in others.
A California Assembly committee will hear a bill Wednesday that would allow water districts to impose taxes on any business, industry or person who wastes water.
The drought can be blamed for a number of problems and the latest is a major decline in the duck population. A new survey shows lack of rain has led to poor habitats.