California’s Water System Built for a Climate We No Longer Have


Crews repair a weakened levee on Tyler Island in California's Delta. Photo Lauren Sommer/KQED

By Lauren Sommer, KQED Science/KQED News Fix
Many Californians are still in disbelief that after five years of too little water during the drought, now the problem is too much water.

Heavy winter storms have done more than cause problems at Oroville Dam, where thousands of people were evacuated after erosion of a critical spillway. They’ve also stressed thousands of miles of levees and flood infrastructure downstream of the major dams.

Read the complete story at KQED Science/KQED News Fix.

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