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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.

Washoe County Declares State Of Emergency Through Monday

January 6, 2017 | Ky Plaskon

A series of storms approaches that could flood the Reno-Tahoe International Airport, residential and industrial areas where 25,000 people live and work.

An Atmospheric River, Or A Pineapple Express, Explained

January 6, 2017

Northern California is bracing for a heavy storm system that is expected to cause flooding across the region. This is a special type of storm, an atmospheric river, that is often referred to as a Pineapple Express.

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Environment

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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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.

Flash Flood Warning Issued For Colusa, Lake, Yolo Counties

November 2, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

The National Weather service has canceled a flash flood warning for Colusa, Lake and Yolo counties for Monday afternoon. A "flash flood watch" remains in effect until 8 p.m. for the burn areas.

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