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Forecasters now predict wet winter in California
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Forecasters now predict wet winter in California
The federal Climate Prediction Center now foresees a wet winter throughout California, particularly in areas south of Sacramento, as a result of a weak El Nino combining with the state's normal wet season. The updated prognosis comes as the U.S. Drought...

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Rice ‘strawlage’ researchers, growers working out the kinks
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Waterlogged Northern California gets more rain
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Farms weather historic storm’s high winds, big rains
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California chinchilla farmer who sued PETA dies
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Northern California braces for powerful storm
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Meeting to discuss cuckoo’s critical habitat
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