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Risk of Flooding Finally Drops in California

The unusually wet winter led to six-month surge in high water in rivers statewide.

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After six months of at least one California river being listed as at or above flood monitoring stage, the state has finally reached a point where no federally monitored rivers are considered at risk of flooding. Nevada rivers that are fed by Sierra snowpack were also considered at high flood risk for much of that period.