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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.

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Environment

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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Environment

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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Environment

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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Environment

Have The California Storms Ended The Drought?

January 12, 2017 | Amy Quinton

Is it time to declare California out of the drought? Some water experts say yes. Sort of.

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Environment

Water In California's Snowpack Below Average

January 3, 2017 | Amy Quinton

The first manual snow survey of the season found the amount of water in California’s Sierra Nevada snowpack below average.

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Environment

Environmental Documents For Replumbing California Water System Released

December 22, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California Governor Jerry Brown’s administration has released final environmental documents for a project it says will modernize the state’s water delivery system and have little to no impact on threatened fish species.

San Joaquin Co. Office of Emergency Services (OES) / Submitted

Environment

Study: California Should Leave National Flood Insurance Program

December 13, 2016 | Amy Quinton

A new analysis by UC Davis scientists shows California would be better off running its own flood insurance program, rather than participating in the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Environment

California Lays Out Long-Term Plan For Water Conservation

November 30, 2016 | Amy Quinton

California state agencies have released a long-term plan for water conservation. The proposal makes permanent some emergency water conservation measures already in place to deal with the state’s drought.

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