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California Farmers Used Enough Groundwater During Drought To Fill Lake Mead

May 18, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Scientists have for the first time quantified how much groundwater was lost in the Central Valley in the most recent drought.

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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.

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Lawmakers Question Agency Charged With Handling Oroville Dam Crisis

April 25, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The head of California's water agency briefed a state legislative committee Tuesday on the state's response to severe damage at the nation's tallest dam.

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Water Supply Boosted For Central Valley Farmers

April 11, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will finally get a full supply of water.

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Gov. Brown Ends Drought State Of Emergency In Most Of California

April 7, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown ended the drought state of emergency in most of California Friday. Water reporting requirements and prohibitions on wasteful practices are still in place.

Maggie Macias / California Department of Water Resources

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Substantial Snowpack In Manual Survey Shows California Moving From Drought To Deluge

March 30, 2017 | Amy Quinton

California has gone from drought to deluge in the past year. Snow now blankets the Sierra for the April manual snow survey.

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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.

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Central Valley Water Supplies Improve

February 28, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Some farmers who rely on water from the federal Central Valley Project may receive more water than they’ve had in several years. Others will have to wait until mid-March to find out what their allocations will be.

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Simulation Shows Oroville Dam Spillway Failure

February 17, 2017 | Amy Quinton

A computer simulation of a potential emergency spillway break at Oroville dam paints a scary picture.

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Water in Sierra Snowpack At 173 Percent Of Normal

February 2, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Today's Sierra snowpack survey has scientists with the California Department of Water Resources optimistic about the state's water supply.

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