Lake Oroville

Lake Davis Overflows for First Time Since 1996

With heavy rain and snow slamming into the Central Sierra Mountains, the spillway at Lake Davis overflowed for the first time in 21 years, re-igniting concerns about the downstream water level rising at Oroville Dam.

Lake David (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

Calexit? Jerry Brown Asks Trump for Aid — for the 4th Time

California Gov. Jerry Brown asked President Donald Trump on Sunday for federal emergency assistance for the fourth time in just two months since the new administration took office, putting the nascent “CalExit” movement in a difficult position.

Gov. Jerry Brown of California September 22, 2015 in Seattle, WA.

Oroville Dam: Jerry Brown Asks Donald Trump for Aid

California Governor Jerry Brown has formally requested federal assistance from President Donald Trump to deal with the evacuation of nearly 200,000 people from the area below the Oroville Dam, where a spillway is near structural failure.

Jerry Brown (Alex Wong / Getty)

EXCLUSIVE: Oroville Dam Spillway May Have Collapsed at Its Center

Congressman Doug LaMalfa (R-CA), who represents California’s first congressional district, told Breitbart News Sunday that authorities suggested the structural integrity of the Oroville Dam’s spillway was not sound and that its potential failure could be the result of a collapse at its center.

Damaged Dam (Albert Madrid/California Department of Water Resources via AP)

Drought: State Water Project Ups Deliveries to 60 Percent

Farmers and water agencies who receive water from California’s State Water Project (SWP) will see deliveries increased to 60 percent this year, a sign that despite California’s continued record drought, the state’s most critical reservoirs have slowly returned to near-normal levels.

Aqueducts (Joel Pollak / Breitbart News)

Some Drought Relief as Folsom Lake Fills, Despite Dry Week

Powerful rainstorms brought on by the record Pacific El Niño have succeeded in filling up California’s largest reservoirs, including Folsom Lake, but it may not be enough to pull the state out of what is quickly shaping up to be a fifth year of devastating drought.

Folsom Lake (Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press)

‘Super El Niño’ Wouldn’t Be Enough to End California Drought

With all the upbeat predictions, it might be easy for Californians to think the four-year-long drought is finally coming to an end. But Bob Yamada, water resources manager at the San Diego County Water Authority, says Californians should keep the champagne corked, at least in the short term.

California Storm Flood Dec. 2014 (Associated Press)