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Reservoirs are getting a big boost from 'Miracle March' — but the drought isn't over yet

Published: 
Thu, 03/24/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Water

So much rain has fallen in Northern California recently that federal officials have done what would have been unthinkable a year ago. They opened the spill gates at Folsom Lake and let precious water tumble into the American River as a precaution against — of all things — flooding.

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Brown declares California drought emergency

Published: 
Sat, 01/18/2014 - 11:03am
Category: 
Water

Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday declared a drought emergency in California as the state struggles with the least amount of rainfall in its 153-year history, reservoir levels fall and firefighters remain on high alert.