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NASA Launches Pilot Project To Measure Snow Pack From The Sky

March 7, 2017

There’s now so much snow in the Sierra Nevada that state water officials are preparing for a massive runoff year. A new way to measure snowpack could provide much greater accuracy.

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Drought And Floods Taxing California's Water System

February 8, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A new report shows land in the San Joaquin Valley continues to sink at an alarming rate, putting federal and state aqueducts and flood control structures at risk. At the same time, engineers are working to repair Oroville dam spillway.

Photo / Carson Jeffres, UC Davis

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Floodwaters Create Crucial Habitat In Yolo Bypass

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

It's been 10 years since the Yolo Bypass in Sacramento has been inundated with such high floodwaters. It's creating a unique habitat for fish and wildlife.

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Have The California Storms Ended The Drought?

January 12, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Is it time to declare California out of the drought? Some water experts say yes. Sort of.

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State Water Project To Deliver 20 Percent of Requested Water In California

November 28, 2016 | Amy Quinton

The State Water Project will deliver more water to California cities and farmland in 2017 than it did this year- at least initially.

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Reservoir Levels Rise In California With Record October Rainfall

October 31, 2016 | Amy Quinton

October was one of the wettest on record in Northern California. But the state needs much more to replenish major reservoirs.

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California Rainy Season Begins; Wildfires Increase Risk of Flash Flooding

October 24, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Five years of drought exacerbated wildfires across California. Fire and flood agencies say those burned areas now have an increased risk of flash flooding.

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Sacramento-Area Water Conservation 31 Percent In May

June 21, 2016 | Ed Joyce

California is in the fifth consecutive year of drought and water providers continue to urge voluntary conservation, as mandatory statewide rules have ended. Sacramento-area residents reduced their water use by 31 percent in May.

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California April Water Conservation Rate Is 26 Percent

June 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

The California State Water Resources Control Board says the statewide water conservation rate in April was 26.1 percent.

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