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California’s water troubles continue
The surge released from Don Pedro Dam into the Tuolumne River in the foothills east of Modesto was expected to reach overtopped levees later in the day.

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Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
Vintners court Mexican buyers as U.S. wine export values soar
As the value of U.S. wine exports reached a record $1.62 billion in 2016, wine industry representatives are working to keep markets open in the wake of global uncertainty over U.S. trade policy.
California dam lacks adequate escape time, officials say
The state informed federal dam regulators that local emergency officials “do not believe there is enough time to perform evacuations in the communities immediately downstream of the dam during a sudden failure,” according to a Feb. 8, 2011,...
New storms test California dam spillway repairs
New storms test California dam spillway repairs
Officials raced to drain more water from a lake behind battered Oroville Dam as new storms began rolling into Northern California on Wednesday and tested the quick repairs made to damaged spillways that raised flood fears
Tree mortality epidemic in California forests keeps spreading
Tree mortality epidemic in California forests keeps spreading
A task force set up by Gov. Jerry Brown is seeking solutions as drought, pests and other factors have killed 102 million trees in California forests since 2010.
Workers rush repairs at dam as storm approaches
The Department of Water Resources wants to drop the reservoir’s level 50 feet overall by Sunday.
Colorado governor offers pot advice to California
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper is telling California lawmakers to set standards for edible marijuana goods and driving under the influence of cannabis as soon as possible to avoid repeating mistakes his state made when it legalized recreational pot
Crews rush to repair centerpiece of California water system
Gov. Jerry Brown said Monday that he sent a letter to the White House requesting direct federal assistance in the emergency, though some federal agencies have been helping already.
Faltering dam puts region’s $1.5 billion ag industry at risk
Faltering dam puts region’s $1.5 billion ag industry at risk
Some of California’s most valuable almond, walnut, peach and prune crops as well as several processors sit in the path of potential flood waters from Lake Oroville.
Lake Oroville critical to California’s complex water system
Lake Oroville is the starting point for California’s State Water Project, which provides drinking water to 23 million of the state’s 39 million people and irrigates 750,000 acres of farms.
Water level drops, easing Oroville Dam emergency
Water level drops, easing Oroville Dam emergency
About 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, Lake Oroville — one of California’s largest man-made lakes — had water levels so high that an emergency spillway was used Saturday for the first time in almost 50 years.

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