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Stories related to: flooding

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Environment

California Explores State-Run Flood Insurance Program

March 21, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California water managers are considering the creation of a state-run flood insurance program. It could be a difficult and risky move.

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Environment

California May Leave Federal Flood Insurance Program And Go It Alone

March 20, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California could become the first state in the nation to dump federal flood insurance. State water managers say California might be better off running its own program.

Storm Damage Cost Estimates At More Than $70 Million For Calif. Counties

March 4, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Preliminary estimates from seven northern California counties put the cost of damage from this winter's storms at more than $70 million.

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State Government

After Storms, Oroville, Brown Proposes Almost $500M In Flood Upgrades

February 24, 2017 | Ben Bradford

In response to this year’s storms and the emergency at Oroville Dam, California Governor Jerry Brown wants to expedite a half-billion dollars in funding for flood repairs and upgrades.

Flood Problems Plague Area East of Carson City

February 22, 2017 | Ky Plaskon

The Tesla Gigafactory east of Reno is spawning a housing boom in the small community of Dayton, Nevada. Developers plan to build thousands of homes along the Carson River. But the area is constantly flooding.

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Environment

Floodwaters Create Crucial Habitat In Yolo Bypass

February 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

It's been 10 years since the Yolo Bypass in Sacramento has been inundated with such high floodwaters. It's creating a unique habitat for fish and wildlife.

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