DAILY DIGEST: Outflow reduced as Lake Oroville inches down; Skiing on July 4. More rain than Seattle. Yes, the drought is receding; Extended break from rain and snow in California may follow after two storms next week; and more …

In California water news today, Outflow reduced as Lake Oroville inches down; U. S. Senator Kamala Harris tours damaged Oroville Dam; Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter; Skiing on July 4.  More rain than Seattle.  Yes, the drought is receding; California drought levels at lowest levels since 2011; Extended break from rain and snow in California may follow […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Lake Oroville water level on the decline; Brown makes unannounced visit; Why floodplains could be California’s buffer against climate extremes; Is California on pace for the wettest year ever? and more …

In California water news today, Lake Oroville water level on the decline; Brown makes unannounced visit; PG&E power lines rerouted at Oroville spillway; Amid Oroville emergency, California legislature moves to make flood control fixes; Why floodplains could be California’s buffer against climate extremes; Is California on pace for the wettest year ever? We’ll have to wait and see, says one […]

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DAILY DIGEST: DWR wants to stop Oroville spillway flow, doesn’t know when it can; FERC OKs Board of Consultants, orders faster forensic review of Oroville Dam; California’s wet weather has some believing the drought is over; Trump’s CA water promises; and more …

In California water news today, DWR wants to stop Oroville spillway flow, doesn’t know when it can; Oroville Dam holding steady below flood stage; FERC OKs Board of Consultants, orders faster forensic review of Oroville Dam; Oroville hoping to turn dam crisis into tourism opportunity; This year’s floods may be good for California’s salmon; Powerful storms continue to batter Northern […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Continued erosion of Oroville Dam’s main spillway part of ‘normal process’, officials say; Dams remain in line for bulk of funding over cheaper alternatives; Don Pedro Reservoir spillway opens for the first time in 20 years; and more …

In California water news today, Lake Oroville level expected to fluctuate with the rains; Continued erosion of Oroville Dam’s main spillway part of ‘normal process’, officials say; Despite Oroville crisis, California has the ‘Cadillac’ of dam safety programs; Not just Oroville; More Northern California infrastructure that need fixes; Dams remain in line for bulk of funding over cheaper alternatives; ‘Farmers […]

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DAILY DIGEST, Presidents Day edition: Oroville Dam releases increase ahead of heavy rains; Disturbing deficiencies seen in California’s dam safety efforts; Will Don Pedro spill?; Flood fears renewed as California braces for another storm; and more …

In California water news today, Oroville Dam releases increase ahead of heavy rains; Oroville Dam is about to face its next big test as new storm moves into the area; Damage to Oroville’s main spillway ‘was an accident waiting to happen’; Disturbing deficiencies seen in California’s dam safety efforts; ‘Flood fighting is in our DNA’: To live by the Feather […]

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DAILY DIGEST, weekend edition: Oroville Dam spillway flows reduced, rain on the way; Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs; Bill introduced to take high speed rail money for completing the SWP; and more …

In California water news this weekend, Oroville Dam spillway flows reduced; rain on the way; Releasing water at Oroville Dam still a lingering problem; Oroville Dam: Cause of emergency won’t be known for a long time, state says; Two dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs; Another California dam grapples with flood danger; Oroville shows importance of flood insurance; Assemblyman […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Tiny bubbles a possible culprit in Oroville Dam spillway failure; ‘Biggest storm of winter’ to unleash flooding rain at week’s end; The Endangered Species Act may be headed for the threatened list; and more …

In California water news today, Oroville Dam spillway releases being reduced; Tiny bubbles a possible culprit in Oroville Dam spillway failure; Oroville Dam: ‘The threat level – it is much, much lower’; ‘Biggest storm of winter’ to unleash flooding rain at week’s end; Erosion, high flows from storms benefit native species; Butte County petitions feds to order state to reimburse […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Workers race to shore up eroded Oroville spillway while crisis puts focus on dam spillways – aging and some never tested; Questions swirl around scope of federal probe into California water districts; and more …

In California water news today, Workers race to shore up eroded spillway; Oroville Dam’s flood control manual hasn’t been updated in a half a century; Q&A with Stanford experts puts Oroville breach in context; Oroville Dam puts focus on dam spillways – aging and some never tested; Reclamation districts try to stay ahead of rain and seepage; Keeping California wet […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Mandatory evacuations lifted for residents downstream of Oroville dam; Temperature management plan could cut yield from Shasta Lake; Audit finds oil companies illegally allowed to inject wastewater in protected waters; and more …

In California water news today, Mandatory evacuations lifted for residents downstream of Oroville dam; Spillway repairs not only project underway at Oroville Dam; Cracks may offer clues to California’s dam troubles; An ‘aggressive, proactive attack’ to prevent disaster at Oroville dam; A closer look at what to expect with upcoming storm; Oroville Dam: Evacuation order disrupts farming in affected area; […]

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DAILY DIGEST: Evacuations remain in effect along Feather River; lake level dropping as CA waits for answer from Trump on disaster aid; Paula Kehoe on pioneering on-site water reuse in cities; California farmers hope Congress and Trump can deliver irrigation drain deal; and more …

In California water news today, Evacuations remain in effect along Feather River; lake level dropping; Race to save badly damaged California dam spillway before MORE rainfall: Second storm is set to hit the tallest dam in America in 48 hours; California waits to hear from Trump on disaster aid request; Has this year’s record rain finally ended California’s drought?  Not […]

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