Water & Drought

Water & Drought

Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway

Crews continue laying roller-compacted concrete in the middle of the Lake Oroville spillway, filling the erosion area to connect the upper and lower chutes in this update on the repairs at the dam. The state Department of Water Resources said last month that reconstruction of the spillway is on track to reach a Nov. 1 deadline.

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Sky-high view of Millerton Lake and Friant Dam

Such a beautiful day! We took to the skies over the Millerton Lake, Mariner's Point and the San Joaquin River Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017 to say good bye to summer and hello to fall. The autumn equinox begins at 1:02 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 22.

Water & Drought

It may look as if the drought is over, but for some in Porterville it is ever present

Did you know you waste four gallons of water if you leave the tap running for two minutes while brushing your teeth? Colgate’s Save Water campaign and Olympic gold medalist Michel Phelps want you to know this and how water scarcity still exists in many parts of the country. Phelps hosts "Tales of Two Minutes," a mini-documentary series that focuses on the effects of continuing drought. This clip focuses on Porterville and Tulare County. The series is available on Colgate's YouTube channel.

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Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway

Crews continue laying roller-compacted concrete in the middle of the Lake Oroville spillway, filling the erosion area to connect the upper and lower chutes in this update on the repairs at the dam. The state Department of Water Resources said last month that reconstruction of the spillway is on track to reach a Nov. 1 deadline.
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