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Where Did California’s Atmospheric Rivers Go?

Perhaps nothing else better explains the fickleness of the Valley's weather since last fall than the dearth of atmospheric rivers finding their way to California. "Drought conditions developed in California because of the lack of strong atmospheric river ev...

FID Will Begin Water Deliveries to Growers on May 1

Recent storms delivering rain to the Valley floor and snow to the Sierra mountains have prompted Fresno Irrigation District to begin water deliveries to growers on May 1. What's more, a big storm coming late...
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Dry January Puts a Hurt on California Snowpack

PHILLIPS STATION — California's weather turned largely dry in January and left the water content of the Sierra Nevada snowpack below average for this time of year, state officials said after measurements Thursd...

Storms Nudge Most of California Out of Dry Category

SAN FRANCISCO — Recent heavy storms across California have wiped out much of the state's abnormally dry conditions. Two months ago, the U.S. Drought Monitor categorized more 81% of the state as abnormally dry because of above-normal temperatures and a lack ...