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Impressive March Rains Continue, but Is Drought Ahead?

Don't put away your rubber boots and umbrellas yet. Although today's occasional showers in the Fresno area will give way to dry skies on Friday, the National Weather Service in Hanford has revised its forecast to include a chance of showers Saturday afterno...
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Panama Canal Marks 20 Years of US Handover Amid Water Crisis

PANAMA CITY — Panama marked the 20-year anniversary Tuesday of the turnover of the Panama Canal, now amid a water crisis that threatens the viability of the waterway. “The rainfall over the canal watershed is just not enough to keep the expanded canal opera...

Will ‘Pineapple Express’ Bring Flooded Streets Again?

As an "atmospheric river" storm from the eastern Pacific moves into the Central Valley today, forecasts are predicting "substantial precipitation" for the area. The storm system, also called a "Pineapple Express," could grow as large as 400 miles across the so...