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NASA Measures Snowpack In California

The snowpack atop mountain peaks in California and Colorado has a new set of eyes watching from high above to better gauge the amount of water that will rumble down rivers and streams each spring as runoff.


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Brown Tells Californians To Conserve Amid Drought

Gov. Jerry Brown provided some very practical guidance for Californians amid a deepening drought: Take shorter showers, turn off the water while brushing teeth, and “don’t flush more than you have to.”


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Storm Continues To Dump Rain, Snow Across Region

Storm totals as of 4 AM Wed: Valley rain (north-Yuba City, Oroville): 1-1.5” Valley rain (Sac area): .50-.75” Valley rain (Stockton area): .30” Foothills rain: .75 – 1” Sierra snow: 3”+ (above 6500’) Today: Additional […]


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Rim Fire Now California’s Fourth-Largest

The wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park has become the fourth-largest conflagration in modern California history.


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Smoke From Sierra Fire Reaches Yosemite Valley

Dense smoke from a wildfire burning in and around Yosemite National Park on Saturday hampered both suppression efforts and the prized views sought by holiday weekend tourists.


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Holiday Trips On Hold Because Of Rim Fire

With the last big travel weekend of the summer arriving, some nervous tourists are keeping an eye on the huge Sierra Nevada wildfire, wondering whether it will interfere with their travel plans to destinations like Yosemite National Park.


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Beer Sales Help Rebuild Monastery In NorCal

Monks in a small Northern California town are rebuilding a 16th Century Spanish monastery with help from what may seem an unlikely source: beer.


A skier makes his way down the hill at Boreal on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012. Several feet of new snow is expected with the incoming storms. (source: Boreal)

UPDATE: Storms Bring Low Snow, Rain And High Winds

The rain didn’t hit as soon as expected in the Sacramento region, waiting until Friday morning to start falling, but the forecast still calls for plenty of wet weather through the weekend.


California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Major Land Acquisition In Sierra Announced

About 3,000 acres of scenic backcountry in the Sierra Nevada north of Truckee will be permanently protected under a deal announced by two conservation groups.



Boreal To Reopen On Saturday After New Snow

The cold air moving in across Donner Summit has Boreal Mountain Resort resuming snow-making operations and the resort hopes to open again for skiers and snowboards on Saturday.


California Agriculture Faces Challenges As Drought Continues

Search Scaled Back For Hiker Missing In Sierra

Authorities are scaling back the search for a Southern California man missing in the Sierra Nevada.



Man, 82, Sits In Truck Stuck In Snow For Days Before Calling 911

An 82-year-old man was stuck in his truck in the snow for almost three days before he finally decided it was time to call for help.