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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 was issued earlier in the day until 5:45 p.m.   Later, The National Weather Service in Sacramento issued a tornado wa...

Oroville Dam caught in dilemma

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 said, department chair of civil engineering. “It depends on how we want to operate our reservoirs,”...

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