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Surveyor: Sierra drought to continue another year


Date: 1/31/2015 2:03:00 PM

Lake Oroville in Butte County, the State Water Project’s (SWP) principal reservoir, currently holds 41 percent of its 3.5 million acre-foot capacity. Shasta Lake, north of Redding, California’s and the federal Central Valley Project’s (CVP

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A look at Lake Oroville from a ranger’s point of view

Chico Enterprise-Record

Date: 1/30/2015 10:32:00 PM

Oroville >> Lake Oroville’s a pit of blue surrounded by burnt orange dirt as I take the plunge down a steep incline to the base of Bidwell Canyon Marina where I am to meet a ranger with California State Parks. In the lake sits a patrol boat and I climb

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Report: State Parks need dedicated source of funding

Oroville Mercury-Register

Date: 1/30/2015 4:15:00 PM

Butte and Glenn county sites include Lake Oroville, Bidwell Mansion and the Irvine Finch River Access. The commission’s key recommendations: • Establishing a new permanent funding source so parks are not reliant on the ups and downs of the state

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California's 'Dismally Meager' Snowpack Signals More Drought

National Geographic

Date: 1/30/2015 3:03:00 PM

Shasta Lake, the state's largest reservoir, is at 66 percent of normal. Lake Oroville, the second largest, is at 62 percent. The latest snow measurements are a frustrating comedown from a promising December, when storms dumped rain on the state

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Analysis: California drought bites deeper

Date: 1/30/2015 8:57:00 AM

Water levels at Lake Oroville, Shasta Lake and San Luis Reservoir — major reservoirs in northern California — are at 62pc, 65pc and 68pc of historical averages. California's precipitation has to exceed normal levels by 150pc for the rest of the current

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