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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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Celebration For New Folsom Auxiliary Spillway

August 27, 2015 | Bob Moffitt

Crews have completed the Folsom Dam Auxiliary Spillway. The new dam is finished but is not yet connected to Folsom Lake.

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