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The rainstorm on April 2 led to flooding as seen here at W. Sacramento and Mechoopda. Photo credit: Nate Rettinger

How to get through Chico rainstorms

Joel Peterson // December 9, 2019

Rainy season is upon us once again and Chico students now may understand far too well what can truly happen if they are not prepared for a storm.On April 2, Chico experienced one of the worst storms that...

Tornado and flash flood warnings issued

Tornado and flash flood warnings issued

Julian Mendoza // April 2, 2019

The Butte County Sheriffs office issued a flash flood warning in effect until 10 p.m Tuesday for west central Butte County, northern Chico and surrounded areas affected by heavy rains. A tornado warning...

Various dump trucks transport rock and other materials to quickly repair the eroded spillways. Photo credit: Cortneanne Campbell

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

Nicholas Feeley // February 21, 2017

  California’s reservoirs are caught in a conflict: water storage or flood prevention. “They are trying to keep the water as high as possible while still doing flood control,” Steven Mehl...

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