A 1997 flood on the San Joaquin River. That year 300 square miles flooded across the state of California.
Credit Dale Kolke/California Department of Water Resources
As Tropical Storm Harvey pummels Texas, California water managers say such devastating floods could happen here. As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, the say California needs to invest billions of dollars for flood protection.
KVCR's Ken Vincent introduces report from Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton
Supporters of building a reservoir nearly twice the size of Folsom
Lake are applying for Proposition 1 water bond money that California voters approved in 2014. As Capital Public Radio's Amy Quinton reports, proponents of the Sites Reservoir project are asking for more than half the money that's set aside for water storage projects.
Federal agencies are providing California with preliminary assistance for the Oroville Dam emergency. That's in spite of some rumors President Donald Trump is withholding aid to the state, as Capital Public Radio's Ben Bradford reports.
The federal license that allows the state of California to operate the now-damaged Oroville Dam expired 10 years ago, and has been operating since then with yearly "temporary" licenses, according to reports from the Associated Press. KVCR's Ken Vincent has details.
Tens of thousands of residents downstream from Oroville Dam are still under evacuation orders, even as conditions improve for workers trying to alleviate the structural emergency plaguing the dam. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.
In California and across the country today, clean water advocates are highlighting the need for investment in our water infrastructure by asking people to imagine a day without water. KVCR's Ken Vincent has more.