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Sacramento Area Receives Much-Needed Rain

A very nice round of rain came across our area this morning. But just how much fell in our region?

09/25/2014

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Wildfire Burns Over Inmate Firefighting Crew In El Dorado County

A crew of inmate firefighters battling the King Fire in El Dorado County were threatened by fast-moving flames Monday.

09/15/2014

The August blaze burned over 250,000 acres of land in the Sierra Nevadas. (Getty Images)

Replant After Wildfire Or Let Nature Take Over?

Nearly a year since a historic wildfire charred a huge swath of California’s High Sierra, debate rages over what to do with millions of dead trees left in its wake: truck them to lumber mills or let nature to take its course?

08/03/2014

Gregg Hein says he got his leg stuck in a rock several days into a solo hike in the Sierra Nevada mountains. (Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

California Hiker With Broken Leg Ate Bugs To Live

Gregg Hein is recovering at a Fresno hospital.

07/16/2014

Statewide Drought Forces Californians To Take Drastic Measures For Water Conversation

Water Curtailments Expected Soon In California

With summer approaching and California’s snowpack measuring at a fraction of normal, state water managers are set to order farmers and other big water users to limit the water they take from rivers for the first time since 1977.

05/01/2014

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California Snowpack At 18 Percent Of Average

With summer approaching state water managers say California’s snowpack is at 18 percent of average for the date.

05/01/2014

This weekend's storm has brought a fresh dumping of snow to the Sierra Nevada. Here, Yosemite's legendary Half Dome is coated with some powder. (Credit: Yosemite Conservancy/NWS)

Snow Comes A Little Too Late For Most Resorts

Winter doesn’t seem to want to go away in the Sierra Nevada.

04/26/2014

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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.

03/26/2014

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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.”

01/30/2014

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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 […]

11/20/2013

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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.

09/01/2013

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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.

08/31/2013

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