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Holy El Niño! It's possible Shasta Lake will fill up this month

Published: 
Wed, 03/23/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

In a Slate story about the soakings walloping California this month, meteorologist Eric Holthaus made a bold statement. "The series of storms could double the current snowpack in the Sierra, and fill Shasta Reservoir..." he wrote.

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California's drought plus El Niño increase the threat of a muddy disaster

Published: 
Tue, 12/29/2015 (All day)

An intense October rainstorm that pounded the Grapevine's barren hillsides offered a sober preview of what El Niño might unleash in the rest of drought-stricken Southern California.

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El Niño could be the most powerful on record, scientists say

Published: 
Thu, 11/19/2015 (All day)

A key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years, surpassing the temperatures during the record 1997 El Niño.

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A Wet Winter Won’t Save California

Published: 
Mon, 09/21/2015 (All day)

As wildfires rage, crops are abandoned, wells run dry and cities work to meet mandatory water cuts, drought-weary Californians are counting on a savior in the tropical ocean: El Niño.

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The World Just Had Its Hottest June On Record

Published: 
Mon, 07/21/2014 - 1:23pm

The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.