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California Needs To Invest Billions For Flood Protection

August 29, 2017 | Amy Quinton

As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods can happen here. They say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.

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South Sacramento Flood Control Project Now Complete

August 10, 2017 | Randol White

A South Sacramento flood control project -- in the works for more than 20 years -- is now complete.

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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.

Group Looks For Weak Spots In Levee System

January 9, 2017

As the National Weather Service forecasts call for more rain and snow in northern California, a group of people are out looking for weak spots in the levee system.

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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California Experiencing 'Miracle March,' Says Water Manager

March 15, 2016 | Amy Quinton

One of the state’s top water managers says California is experiencing a “Miracle March,” after a dramatic increase in rain and snow.

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Scientists Say Levees Can Increase Flood Risk And Long-Term Damage

February 9, 2016 | Amy Quinton

People living behind levees on flood plains may not be as well-protected from flood damage as they might think.

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Sparks Seeks Humane Ways To Manage Beavers

December 1, 2015 | Steve Milne

The Nevada city of Sparks has decided to stop trapping and killing beavers along the North Truckee Drain and seek a non-lethal alternative to remove them.

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