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Commentary: Actually, fellow headline writers, storms did dent the drought

A week ago Saturday, after more than 24 hours straight of light rain, heavy rain, drizzle and mist in my Pasadena neighborhood on the edge of the Arroyo Seco, I [Larry Wilson] walked around the small but mildly interesting garden that fills our front yard, marveling at how happy and bright green everything was.

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News Release: Secretary Jewell announces nearly $95 million in funding for states through Land and Water Conservation Fund

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today [April 18] announced nearly $95 million will be distributed from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to all 50 states, U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia to support conservation and recreation projects in local communities. 

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Blog: El Niño is over but the damage continues

The El Niño that swept the world starting in the summer of 2015 was one of the worst on record, according to leading meteorological agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The weather phenomenon caused by warm ocean water in the equatorial Pacific gouged a deep wound in the world’s most vulnerable countries by scrambling typical rainfall patterns.

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New Bay Area dam project reaches major milestone

In a significant step for the largest reservoir project in the Bay Area in 20 years, workers have finished building the spillway — a massive concrete channel as wide as eight lanes of freeway and a quarter mile long — at Calaveras Dam near the Alameda-Santa Clara county line.

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Salinas Valley farming industry icon George Tanimura dies at 100

A successful grower even before co-founding and helping build the Tanimura & Antle empire, Mr. [George Minoru] Tanimura was known for his self-effacing manner, famously calling himself “just a farmer” despite his status in the industry and helping develop innovations such as drip irrigation, vacuum cooling and mechanization.

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