Monday, March 5, 2018

Brief retreat

Welcome snow slows state's plunge back into drought

Lake Tahoe-area ski resorts, including Heavenly, received roughly 5 feet of snow between Thursday and Saturday, the biggest storm of the year in an otherwise dry season. Courtesy of HEAVENLY SKI RESORT

Mercury News

Mercury News & Associated Press

Welcome drifts of fresh snow awaited water managers on their late-winter survey of the Sierra Nevada snowpack today after a massive winter storm slowed California's plunge back into drought. The storm piled up to 8 feet of new snow in the mountains from late last week through the weekend, and brought parts of the state more rain in hours than they received during all of February.

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Project to relieve stormy-day muck at LB beaches

Long Beach Press-Telegram

In Long Beach, taking a dip in the ocean in summer months is, for the most part, perfectly safe. In rainy weather, forget about it. A plan to remedy that problem is the Municipal Urban Stormwater Treatment project, which is moving forward after city approvals earlier this year.

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Stanford considers plan to remove Lagunita Dam

Palo Alto Online

Stanford University officials are looking at tearing down the 119-year-old Lagunita Dam and restoring habitat for endangered steelhead in the San Francisquito Creek. The university is seeking approval from Santa Clara County officials for its architecture-and-site plan and grading.

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