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Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway 1:40

Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway

It may look as if the drought is over, but for some in Porterville it is ever present 2:30

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

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site 1:50

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site

This Bay area activist says safe, affordable drinking water is a rural community's right 1:01

This Bay area activist says safe, affordable drinking water is a rural community's right

Black Hawk helicopter aids in flooding relief 0:55

Black Hawk helicopter aids in flooding relief

Aerial view of flooding at Kings River Golf & Country Club 6:38

Aerial view of flooding at Kings River Golf & Country Club

A beautiful sight thanks to melting snow 1:39

A beautiful sight thanks to melting snow

'We're just trying to save homes' from the rising Kings River 0:43

'We're just trying to save homes' from the rising Kings River

California's rise from the drought as told through satellite images 1:42

California's rise from the drought as told through satellite images

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go 1:54

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go

Water & Drought

February has been bone dry. Has drought returned to California?

Sacramento has seen no rain in February. While healthy reservoir levels provide cushion, climatologists said that California is abnormally dry.

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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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 1:40

Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway

It may look as if the drought is over, but for some in Porterville it is ever present 2:30

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

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site 1:50

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site

This Bay area activist says safe, affordable drinking water is a rural community's right 1:01

This Bay area activist says safe, affordable drinking water is a rural community's right

Black Hawk helicopter aids in flooding relief 0:55

Black Hawk helicopter aids in flooding relief

Aerial view of flooding at Kings River Golf & Country Club 6:38

Aerial view of flooding at Kings River Golf & Country Club

A beautiful sight thanks to melting snow 1:39

A beautiful sight thanks to melting snow

'We're just trying to save homes' from the rising Kings River 0:43

'We're just trying to save homes' from the rising Kings River

California's rise from the drought as told through satellite images 1:42

California's rise from the drought as told through satellite images

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go 1:54

See where the proposed Delta tunnels would go

There’s not much snow in the Sierra. See how it compares to February in recent years

California’s snowpack is 22 percent of normal as of mid-February in 2018. These satellite images from NASA show how that compares to previous years.
Sharon Okada The Sacramento Bee
There’s not much snow in the Sierra. See how it compares to February in recent years 0:42

There’s not much snow in the Sierra. See how it compares to February in recent years

Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway 1:40

Coming right down the chute at Oroville Dam spillway

It may look as if the drought is over, but for some in Porterville it is ever present 2:30

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

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site 1:50

State officials travel by boat to tour Temperance Flat dam project site