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West Sacramento Breaks Ground On Largest Levee Project

May 9, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Construction on the biggest levee improvement project in West Sacramento is now underway. The project will help protect the city from a 200-year flood.

Higher And Higher: New Floodplain Construction Rules For California

March 23, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

The Oroville spillway scare, flooding and frequent downpours have underscored the need for flood insurance and flood prevention measures in California. Some of those measures are expensive. But some people will go to great lengths to live near water.

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On An Island: The One California County Not In The National Flood Insurance Program

March 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

In Mariposa County, lenders are telling some people they need flood insurance even though they don't. Meanwhile, other people who want flood insurance can't find it.

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Uncertainty Over How Recent Storms Impacted Salmon Population

January 16, 2017 | Randol White

Experts are saying the massive amount of water from the recent storms are either helping or harming the state's salmon populations.

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Levee On Lost Slough In Danger Of Failing

January 12, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

UPDATE: Sacramento County says crews have found a temporary solution to keep water from breaching Lost Slough. Water spilling over the confluence of the Mokelumne and Cosumnes Rivers also flooded an area near Franklin and Hood Franklin Roads.

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