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Drought or dangerous flooding? Research aims to tame atmospheric river risks — and save California’s rain

Drought or dangerous flooding? Research aims to tame atmospheric river risks — and save California’s rain

By Rachel Becker | CalMatters We were flying about 200 nautical miles off the coast of California when a voice over the headset reported a strong smell of fuel in the back of the plane. I was in the cockpit with the U.S. Air Force’s “Hurricane Hunters,” who spend...

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Newsom’s water framework is imperfect but necessary. The alternative is further deterioration of the Delta

Newsom’s water framework is imperfect but necessary. The alternative is further deterioration of the Delta

By Ellen Hanak and Jeffrey Mount | Special to CalMatters Gov. Gavin Newsom has put forward a framework for managing water and habitat in the Delta and its watershed. As far as we can tell, no one is very happy with the framework—and that may be a good sign. The...

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