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
The drought intensified over the last week in the Western U.S. as the region swelters under a heatwave and firefighters battle major wildfires.
Dangerous fire weather conditions has prompted one federal agency to impose fire restrictions on public lands in northern California.
Mandatory statewide water conservation rules have ended in California. But Sacramento-area users conserved 22 percent in June, compared to June 2013.
California and federal agencies say a new strategy is needed to save the endangered Delta smelt.
California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought, but state water managers ended mandatory conservation rules. Local water suppliers now determine conservation rates, and some have low or no targets. A water expert says that's 'shortsighted.'