Heat Wave Accelerating Runoff From SierraHeavy rains and snow this past winter has left rivers flowing higher than average and reservoirs near capacity.
Water Levels, Safety Concerns High At Russian River Memorial Day WeekendBusinesses are looking forward Memorial Day weekend on Russian River after years of drought. But folks returning here, might find it is a different river.
Warm California Temperatures Expected To Accelerate SnowmeltMelting of this year's massive Sierra Nevada snowpack will cause California rivers to surge and possibly overflow their banks this summer.
Record Sierra Snow Keeps Resorts Open Into Late Spring, SummerRecord snowfall in Tahoe this ski season means some resorts will stay open late this year, with at least one resort saying it would stay open until July.
SkyDrone 5 Shows Remarkable Comeback For San Luis ReservoirSan Luis Reservoir, one of the state's largest, was also one of its driest. What a difference one winter can make.
Climate Prediction Center: Chance Of El Niño Returning Next WinterIt's not time to go purchase that canoe just yet, but climate predictors are hinting that next winter will be another wet one.
Gov. Brown Declares State Of Emergency, Seeks Federal Aid Over StormsGov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency Tuesday and requested a presidential major disaster declaration due to damage caused by recent storms.
California Facing $50 Billion Price Tag For Flood ControlCalifornia faces an estimated $50 billion price tag for roads, dams and other infrastructure threatened by floods such as the one that severely damaged Oroville Dam.
Oroville Dam Outflow Slowed To Clear DebrisCalifornia water authorities started slowing the outflow Monday from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working.
Extraordinary Winter Tests California Flood ControlOn one hand, it was a textbook lesson in the power of small problems, or in this case, a small breach in a dam spillway that almost caused a catastrophe.
Blasted By West Coast Storm, Californians Grapple With Slides, Snow, FloodingWith the storm feeding on an atmospheric river of moisture stretching far out into the Pacific, precautionary evacuations of homes in some neighborhoods were requested.
Workers Rush Repairs At Oroville Dam, Reduce Lake Level Before StormsThe Oroville Reservoir is continuing to drain as state water officials scrambled to reduce the lake's level ahead of impending storms.