The Orion

How to get through Chico rainstorms

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

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 the city has ever seen. Not only did this storm flood the Chico streets, but it began to flood man...

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

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

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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