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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.


Trump's Budget Would Cut Regional Climate Centers

June 13, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A wealth of weather and climate data and the jobs of the scientists who analyze it may be at risk under President Trump’s budget proposal.

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State Government

Oroville Residents Do Not Mince Words On State's Handling of Emergency Spillway

May 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California water managers got an earful from angry residents in Oroville Tuesday night because of how complications with the emergency spillway were handled.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


Northern California Sets New Precipitation Record

April 13, 2017

It is now the wettest season on record in Northern California, where most of the state gets its water supply.


Trump Approves Federal Disaster Assistance For California

March 16, 2017 | Amy Quinton

President Trump has approved federal disaster assistance for California. The move will help communities recover from major storms that hit the state in January.

Amy Quinton / Capital Public Radio

Food and Sustainability

Farmers Wary Of Too Much Water From Weather Ruining Crops

February 22, 2017 | Bob Moffitt

Some farmers are watching and waiting to see how their fruit and nut trees handle ground that is soaked by water, but some said they have seen this before.

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Insight With Beth Ruyak

Maintaining Levees — Who's In Charge?

February 22, 2017

As aging levees across the Sacramento region continue to pose a flood risk, environmental reporter Amy Quinton provides an update on who’s inspecting and maintain them.

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