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California Central Valley Farmers Won't Get Full Water Supply

March 22, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California is experiencing one of its wettest winters in years. But farmers on the west side of the San Joaquin Valley still won’t receive a full supply of water from the federal Central Valley Project.

Dale Kolke / California Department of Water Resources


Simulation Shows Oroville Dam Spillway Failure

February 17, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A computer simulation of a potential emergency spillway break at Oroville dam paints a scary picture.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio


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.

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Water in Sierra Snowpack At 173 Percent Of Normal

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Today's Sierra snowpack survey has scientists with the California Department of Water Resources optimistic about the state's water supply.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


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.

California Department of Water Resources


Water In California's Snowpack Below Average

January 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The first manual snow survey of the season found the amount of water in California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack below average.

Department of Water Resources


Environmental Documents For Replumbing California Water System Released

December 22, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has released final environmental documents for a project it says will modernize the state’s water delivery system and have little to no impact on threatened fish species.

San Joaquin Co. Office of Emergency Services (OES) / Submitted


Study: California Should Leave National Flood Insurance Program

December 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new analysis by UC Davis scientists shows California would be better off running its own flood insurance program, rather than participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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