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Climate change will bring more strong El Niños. Here’s what that means for California.

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California is no stranger to extreme weather. The last decade has brought crippling droughts and dam-busting deluges. And climate change is only making the situation worse by turning up the heat during the dry season and supercharging storms during the wet season. Now, a new study suggests rising temperatures also will increase the frequency of strong El Niño events, which often bring pummeling rains across the state.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

Last of Tahoe’s downhill resorts set to open this week

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The final two downhill ski resorts in the Tahoe area will open this week, while several others are closing in on opening their entire mountains for the 2018-19 season. Diamond Peak Ski Resort, in Incline Village, announced it planned to open Thursday, while historic Granlibakken Tahoe will open for the season the following day.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News

Westlands’ role in Shasta Dam raising project takes a beating in Redding

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A water district that provides irrigation to San Joaquin Valley farmers heard mostly negative comments in Redding on Wednesday about its role in the ongoing proposal to raise the height of Shasta Dam. The Fresno County-based Westlands Water District, which has stepped forward to help pay the cost to raise the dam, held a meeting at the Holiday Inn to take comments that will be used to develop an environmental impact report on the project.

Source: California Water News feed

Source: Water Industry News