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Stories related to: El Nino

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Groups Hopeful Recent Rains Will Help California Salmon

March 16, 2016 | Amy Quinton

Recent rains have increased water storage in reservoirs and flooded fields in the Sacramento Valley. That has improved habitat for fish and wildlife.

California Department of Water Resources


El Niño Helps, Won't End Historic California Drought

January 6, 2016 | Ed Joyce

Record rainfall in parts of California, fueled in part by El Niño, won't end the state's historic four-year drought.

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Wind, Winter Weather Advisories In Effect

January 6, 2016

UPDATE 9 a.m.: The thousand-mile coast of California is covered in warnings, watches and advisories for rain, flooding and high surf as another El Nino storm moves in from the Pacific. Winter weather advisories are also in effect in Nevada.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

El Niño Brings Rain, Snow To Northern Calif.

January 5, 2016 | James Morrison

El Niño is finally making an appearance in Northern California this week. A series of storms lined up over the Pacific Ocean is expected to bring several inches of rain and two feet of snow to the northern part of the state over the next two weeks.

California Department of Water Resources

Insight With Beth Ruyak

Snow Survey, El Niño & Drought

January 5, 2016

A series of storms expected to hit Northern California this week appear to be the handiwork of the weather pattern known as El Niño.

Woranuch Joyce / Capital Public Radio


Calif. Drought: Storms Help, Water Supply 'Below Average'

December 10, 2015 | Ed Joyce

Despite a return to a more typical fall storm pattern, the rain and snow has brought only minimal improvement to California's multiyear drought.

Cal Fire PIO Berlant / Twitter


FEMA: El Niño Increases Flooding, Landslide Risk In California

December 9, 2015 | Ed Joyce

A federal agency released plans Wednesday to manage the potential problems from El Niño in California, such as flooding and landslides.

Rich Pedroncelli / AP


Governor Brown Issues Order To Prepare For Fifth Year Of Drought

November 13, 2015 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown has issued an executive order to prepare for a fifth year of drought. The strategy may extend water conservation mandates.

Caltrans / AP

State Senate Hearing Examines El Nino Preparations

October 29, 2015

This month's mudslides in Southern California was an early look at what could happen if or when El Niño hits the state. How to prevent such catastrophes was the topic of a state senate committee hearing near Los Angeles Wednesday.

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

State Government

Officials Warn Californians To Buy Flood Insurance

October 28, 2015 | Ben Bradford

While Californians hope El Niño will bring some relief from the drought this winter, it may also cause major flooding.

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