California Water and Drought News for February 17, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Oroville shows officials have focused on false choices over California’s water system          Sacramento Bee: How full are Northern California reservoirs and rivers? Los Angeles Times: Will the crisis at Oroville Dam become a catalyst for change? Los Angeles Times: Life below Oroville Dam: Stoicism, faith … and cars poised for a fast getaway Huffington Post: Lessons of Oroville: The Flood […]

California Water and Drought News for February 16, 2017

Los Angeles Times: Hundreds of workers rush repairs at Oroville Dam as storm approaches San Francisco Chronicle: California officials rush to drain lake as new storms begin CNN: Oroville Dam: Residents advised to remain vigilant as storm advances Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam update: Spillway continues to dump water into Feather River as storms roll in Enterprise-Record: Back into the swing […]

California Water and Drought News for February 15, 2017

Associated Press: Lake Oroville critical to California’s complex water system CNN: Oroville dam: Residents allowed to return as water level drops New York Times: Oroville Is a Warning for California Dams, as Climate Change Adds … Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam: Crews race to reinforce spillway before storms arrive … Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam isn’t the only piece of California flood […]

California Water and Drought News for February 14, 2017

New York Times: In Shadow of California Dam, Water Turns From Wish to Woe Los Angeles Times: More rain in forecast as workers struggle to lower water level at Oroville Dam San Francisco Chronicle: Series of storms to make trouble for Lake Oroville ABC News: Acting head of California water agency says he’s ‘not sure anything … Sacramento Bee: Drone […]

California Water and Drought News for February 13, 2017

Sacramento Bee: BREAKING: No word when evacuation order for 188000 will be lifted as Oroville threat remains CNN: California towns flee as Oroville Dam threatens to release ‘wall of water’ Associated Press: California dam water level drops after massive evacuation Reuters: Crews work to seal California spillway that forced evacuations National Geographic: Huge Sinkhole Opens at Highest Dam in the […]

California Water and Drought News for February 9, 2017

Wall Street Journal: California Water Regulators Extend Emergency Drought Regulations Associated Press: Storm packing bigger punch to wallop Northern California KCRA Sacramento: DWR: Test releases further erode Oroville Dam spillway Associated Press: California Retains Drought Measures, Despite Wet Weather Sacramento Bee: Crater in Oroville Dam spillway will continue to grow, officials warn, as reservoir levels grow Los Angeles Times: Despite epic […]

California Water and Drought News for February 8, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Oroville Dam releases are halted after huge hole is found in spillway KCRA Sacramento: VIDEO: Erosion of concrete at Oroville Dam San Francisco Chronicle: Spillway crumbles as California reservoirs max out capacity FOX40: Photo Shows Erosion Damage along Lake Oroville Dam Spillway ABC10.com: Flows from Oroville Dam spillway temporarily halted due to erosion damages KQED: Engineers Assess Spillway Problem […]

California Water and Drought News for February 7, 2017

Sacramento Bee: California should protect the most vulnerable people affected by … KCET: Worried About Dead Trees in California Forests? Blame Fire … Jefferson Public Radio: Some Lawmakers, Water Agencies Push To End California Drought … KFSN-TV: California water board to reevaluate emergency drought regulations KSBY San Luis Obispo News: Rain continues but Central Coast remains in severe drought – […]

California Water and Drought News for February 6, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Hang on to those umbrellas, another set of storms is coming through NBC Bay Area: ‘State of Extremes’: What to Make of California’s Weather Fresno Bee: Water bank seeks floodwaters, but Kings County says its needs … CBS News: California snowpack at drought-busting level, water managers say The Mercury News: Desalination of aquifers offers drought-weary California new […]

California Water and Drought News for February 3, 2017

Sacramento Bee: Water, water everywhere in California – and not enough reservoir space to store it Associated Press: California snowpack at drought-busting level, water managers say San Francisco Chronicle: Surveyors ‘ecstatic’ as Sierra snowpack measures 173% of normal Sacramento Bee: Gentle storm is first of three to dampen Sacramento, bring snow to … TIME: There’s So Much Snow in California […]