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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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Water dispute nears end between tribes, government
Five San Diego County tribes filed a lawsuit 45 years ago against two California agencies and the U.S. government for diverting most of the water from the San Luis Rey River.
California dam being removed
The built-up sludge behind the dam is going to be left in place, planted with native trees and grasses, and surrounded with a rock berm, which should allow the reservoir to revert to nature once the dam is removed next year.
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
WSU study: Yakima Basin projects don’t pencil out
Washington State University study concludes cost of building water storage in Yakima Basin would exceed economic benefits.
Rain above average, but snow lagging in Washington, Oregon
Snowpacks are inadequate in Oregon and Washington but Idaho has fared better so far.
Farms weather historic storm’s high winds, big rains
Farms weather historic storm’s high winds, big rains
Farms in California's Central Valley have appeared to make it through one of the most severe storms in years without sustaining damage. No significant toppling of trees were reported despite the high winds, although one farm advisor was concerned about...
West Coast storms bring torrents of rain, high winds
West Coast storms bring torrents of rain, high winds
This Pineapple Express storm carried warm air and vast amounts of water in a powerful current stretching from Hawaii to the West Coast and up into the mountains, where gusts up to 140 mph blew through passes.
Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
Ranchers’ costly legal battle impacts North Idaho Adjudication
The costly legal battle of two Southern Idaho ranchers who fought the federal government over stock watering rights on public lands is benefitting ranchers in North Idaho.
Drought dominating Colorado River states meeting in Vegas
The reservoir behind Hoover Dam is the key measuring point of water in the vast Colorado River system that also includes the Green, San Juan and Gila rivers and some 55 dams and diversions. The basin is home to some 40 million people and 4 million acres...
Study: Warming West Coast will send fish north
Warm-water species such as thresher sharks and chub mackerel will become more prominent off British Columbia and in the Gulf of Alaska, the study predicted.
Study: Cloud seeding can increase snowpack
The Wyoming research, released Wednesday, goes a long way in advancing knowledge about enhancing snowfall from what are called orographic clouds that form over mountains.